Line of 40 cars behind slow rental vehicle

A motorist in a rental vehicle has been pulled over and fined for driving too slowly.

And included in the 40-long queue of cars built up behind the vehicle was an off-duty police officer.

Sergeant Alex Pickover, who was on a day off, said the vehicle was travelling 50kph in a 100kph zone on the Christchurch-Akaroa Rd on Saturday.

Another on-duty police officer pulled the vehicle up.

"There were quite a few backed up behind it before police pulled the vehicle over. It was quite a hold-up for a number of motorists," he said.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, police received a complaint about a vehicle speeding towards Christchurch on Main South Rd (State Highway 1).

Police clocked the vehicle at 141kph between Rolleston and Dunsandel and the woman had her licence suspended for 28 days on the spot and her car was impounded.

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