Quad bike jaunt leads to charges

A 26-year-old Kaitangata man is facing two charges after he was spotted driving a quad bike in the town on Thursday night. Sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of Balclutha, said the man was seen driving the bike from Eddystone St to Exmouth St about 7pm.

He drove away from police into a forestry block in the Kaitangata hills, where he was found 1.5km up a track and arrested. Sgt Dinnissen said the man escaped custody and was later found at his home in Kaitangata.

He was taken to Clutha Health First for treatment, having injured the soles of his feet running away from police barefoot.

He was charged with dangerous driving and resisting police and is due to appear in the Balclutha District Court, sitting in Gore, on January 14.