Several drunken incidents in Dunedin

Dunedin police dealt with several cases of intoxication in the city at the weekend, including complaints about a group of drunken people throwing bottles at cars.

A police spokeswoman said they had received reports of a group of "four to five drunk people" throwing bottles at passing vehicles at the corner of Dundas St and Harbour Tce, about 4.30pm on Saturday.

Police spoke to the group and issued a warning.

Police warned several intoxicated people and asked them to move on in the Octagon, on Saturday morning.

A police spokeswoman said they spoke to a group of five, following a report, about 10am on Saturday, that people had been standing close to the entry to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and a nearby cafe.

It is understood the presence of the group may have made it difficult for members of the public to enter the nearby facilities.

Several of the people were intoxicated. The group was asked to move on, and did so, the spokeswoman said.

No-one had been carrying alcohol, but police had advised the group about the central city liquor ban.

One person was seen lying on the ground in the Octagon, later in the morning, possibly affected by alcohol, but full details were unavailable, including whether any official response was made.

Firefighters, police and St John staff were later called to a 3.06pm report of a person lying on the ground near the intersections of Princes and Jervois Sts.

Full details were not immediately available and it was unclear if this person had been affected by alcohol.


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