A man walks into a police station . . .

Took a scooter to the police station, nek minnit. 

A drunk student turned up at the Dunedin police station at 3am yesterday, to report he had been assaulted.

Sergeant Steve Aitken said the 19-year-old was grossly intoxicated and when asked how he got to the station he replied he had ridden a motor scooter.

The man was hesitant to answer police questions about the scooter, other than to say he was not sure where he got it.

And then his night went from bad to worse.

Sgt Aitken discovered the scooter had been stolen, with its owner involved in a crash in Stuart St the previous afternoon.

Making matters worse, the student had active charges of driving while disqualified, drink-driving, and sustained loss of traction.

Sgt Aitken said the man recorded a drink-driving level of 994mcg. The drink-driving limit for those under 20 is zero.

He was also charged with unlawful taking and driving while suspended.

It was unclear if the student had been assaulted, as he was too drunk to provide a coherent statement, Sgt Aitken said.

The student was released late yesterday morning, and was expected to appear in the Dunedin District Court next week.

- hamish.mcneilly@odt.co.nz

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