Man charged over alleged drink-driving, assault

A 28-year-old man faces five charges, including assaulting police, after police received a complaint of a car speeding and tailgating in a road works area of Portobello Rd, Dunedin.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said police received a complaint from a member of the public about the speeding and tailgating at 11am on Wednesday as the vehicles headed towards the city.

It was alleged that people had been visibly drinking in the car and leaning out of the window.

Later, at 11.20am, police officers travelling in two cars stopped a car near Doon St, by the Vauxhall Yacht Club.

The man was arrested for allegedly drink-driving after recording a level of 676mcg.

He also faces three assault charges involving assault on police officers and one of wilful damage after he allegedly kicked a police car door, Snr Sgt Bond said.

The officers were not seriously injured and did not require medical treatment. 

He is due to appear in court on December 1.







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