Drink-driver ditches car in dead-end street

An alleged drink-driver caught a taxi after getting her car stuck down a dead-end street in Dunedin yesterday.

Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of Dunedin, said when police located the 64-year-old woman about 6.40pm she recorded an excess breath alcohol level of 810mcg.

The woman got lost and drove her car down Belford St, Waverley, which is a dead end, Snr Sgt Dinnissen said.

She attempted to reverse and got her vehicle stuck on a bank.

She had already left in a taxi when police arrived at the scene.

Police located her shortly afterwards, Snr Sgt Dinnissen said. 

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