Alleged dangerous driver drawn to Dunedin CBD two times on one night

A man who got pulled over and breath tested after reports of erratic driving in Dunedin's CBD yesterday evening returned three hours later and was arrested for dangerous driving after allegedly narrowly missing pedestrians.

Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen said police first pulled over the 30-year-old man on Princes St at 5.29pm after police received multiple complaints about running red lights erratic driving.

A was given a breath test and returned a result of 250mcg.

The man then allegedly returned to the CBD and was allegedly again observed by members of public driving dangerously around the Octagon running multiple red lights and performing prohibited turns narrowly missing pedestrians.

He was stopped by police in the Octagon at 8.40pm and returned a breath test result of 471mcg and was arrested for dangerous driving.



Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter