Driver breath tested before crash

Alleged drink drivers caused two crashes in North Otago over the weekend.

Senior Sergeant Jason McCoy, of Oamaru, said the drivers' behaviour was ''disappointing'', and every drink driver put the lives and safety of community members at risk.

Late on Saturday night a 21-year-old male was stopped by police on Fortification Rd, Totara, and he blew 879mcg.

A few hours later police were called to a car crash on Gardiners Rd, Oamaru.

The same driver rolled his vehicle and crashed it into a fence.

He was breath tested again and this time blew 672mcg.

Senior Constable Wayne Brew, of Hampden, was at the scene of a single vehicle crash on Saturday night.

It involved only one person and the crash was 900m south of Shag Point.

''She hit a barrier and ended up in a creek.''

She was taken to Dunedin Hospital with injuries, he said.

A blood sample was taken at hospital and police were awaiting the results before any charges could be laid, he said.

Other drink driver finds include: a 45-year-old man was stopped about 1am on Saturday on Thames St. He recorded a reading of 492mcg.

A 41-year-old local man was stopped on Tees St and gave a reading of 779mcg.

The limit for drivers over 20 is 250mcg.

shannon.gillies@odt.co.nz

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