Police kept busy

Oamaru police were kept busy dealing with a spate of drunken rowdiness over the weekend.

On Saturday, a truck driver was allegedly assaulted after a fight spilled out on to the road.

Sergeant Blair Wilkinson said two men had been fighting at 2am on Thames St in north Oamaru, but seven people had been involved in the scuffle.

A 19-year-old man would appear in court on October 24, charged with assault, after a truck driver had to stop to avoid the fight, and was set upon.

A 22-year-old woman and a 30-year-old woman would appear in court in relation to the incident.

 Two men were arrested after a fight outside the Globe nightclub, on Coquet St, at 2.30am yesterday, and a third man was charged with disorderly behaviour.

 Windows on five properties along Humber St were smashed on Friday night, police said, and three vehicles on Wharf St had side panels scratched.

 On Friday, an Oamaru teenager who crashed his car into a fence about 11.15pm, on State Highway 1, near Deborah, was found to be more than one and a-half times over the adult breath-alcohol level.

Sergeant Blair Wilkinson said an 18-year-old man recorded a breath-alcohol level of 666mcg, and was charged with drink-driving.

The limit for his age is zero.

 A 19-year-old Milton man has been charged with burglary after an axe was used to gain entry to the Night 'n Day store in Union St, early on Saturday.

Constable Rochelle Gordon, of Balclutha, said cigarettes and grocery items were stolen about 12.30am. The offender damaged the security cameras with the axe.

The man appeared in the Dunedin District Court on Saturday and was remanded on bail until October 19.

 The Luggate Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to a minor fire at Central Trusses and Frames Ltd, in Church Rd, Luggate at 2.35pm yesterday.

Station Officer Matt Anderson said it appeared the fire had started in a fuse box. The fire was quickly put out with little damage done.

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