Stolen caravan driven into bins, police say

A Dunedin man faces several charges after he reversed an allegedly stolen caravan into wheelie bins and almost hit a police patrol car.

Sergeant Matt Lee, of Dunedin, said the 52-year-old man was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.

Police were called to Morrison St in Caversham on Thursday night to reports of him reversing a caravan, that was not his, into wheelie bins and a fence.

When police arrived, the man was still attempting to reverse the caravan, and almost hit a patrol car and an officer, Sgt Lee said.

The man was arrested and charged with breach of bail and further charged with careless driving, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, refusing a request for blood and being an unlicensed driver.

Sgt Lee said the man’s car was impounded because he was a forbidden driver, and he was due to appear in the Dunedin District Court.