'Abusive' driver aims car at cyclists

Four cyclists had to take evasive action in Dunedin last night when an "abusive'' male driver aimed his vehicle at them.

The incident happened about 6.15pm in Princes St, near the Oval.

"It appears the reason ... was that he thought they were taking up too much road, basically,'' a police spokesman said.

The cyclists mounted the pavement to avoid being hit by the car.

The angry driver then got out of the vehicle, chasing the cyclists on foot.

Meanwhile, the man's companion jumped into the driver's seat and drove away, heading towards South Dunedin.

The man then left the scene on foot.

The cyclists had noted the registration number of the vehicle and police would try to contact its owner, the spokesman said.

None of the cyclists was hurt.

eileen.goodwin@odt.co.nz

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