Man crashes stolen car into traffic island

A man has been charged with stealing a vehicle then crashing it into a traffic island in the Christchurch suburb of Woolston on Saturday night.

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The vehicle hit the traffic island at the intersection of Sheldon St and Radley St about 10.15pm, police said.

The driver, a 34-year-old plasterer from Redwood, was charged with stealing the vehicle, valued at $10,000, and operating it carelessly.

He was injured in the crash and taken to Christchurch Hospital in moderate condition, a St John spokesman said.

The driver was due to appear in the Christchurch District Court on Monday morning.

 

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