Drivers flee two crashes in Dunedin

A police officer inspects a car on its roof on Kenmure Rd in Dunedin yesterday. PHOTO: PETER...
A police officer inspects a car on its roof on Kenmure Rd in Dunedin yesterday. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
One car rolled and another snapped a power pole, but two Dunedin crashes at the weekend had one thing in common - the driver fled the scene.

At 9.42am yesterday police were called to Kenmure Rd, near Stanley St, Kenmure, after reports of a car on its roof.

A police spokeswoman said it caused damage to three parked vehicles.

After the crash the driver "ran down the hill", she said.

A police dog unit was called to assist, but was stood down shortly after.

Police made inquiries in the area and with the registered owner of the vehicle.

On Friday night, power was cut to some North Dunedin homes after a driver crashed into a power pole.

A police spokeswoman said officers were called about 11.30pm, after a vehicle hit and snapped the pole at the corner of State Highway 1 and Fea St.

When police arrived there was no sign of anyone in the crashed vehicle.

An Aurora Energy spokesman said the pole was snapped and power was cut to customers in the Pine Hill Rd and Fea St area for several hours.

It was restored by 7am, after crews replaced the pole.

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