Woman left after man crashes car
A man was tracked by a police dog last night after crashing through a fence and wrecking his car.
The 27-year-old was arrested after taking out about 20 metres of farm fencing along Skeets Rd in rural Masterton at 9.20pm.
He had allegedly been doing donuts for about 10 minutes nearby before crashing, said Senior Sergeant Carolyn Watson.
He and a male passenger then fled the scene, leaving a female passenger with minor injuries in the car.
"The car was written off, it's lucky no-one was killed," Ms Watson said.
The woman was taken to Wairarapa Hospital with a suspected broken collarbone.
A police dog handler tracked the driver from the scene and he was arrested nearby.
The man was breath-tested and recorded a reading of 833 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath, more than twice the 400mcg limit.
He was charged with drink-driving and dangerous driving, and will appear in Masterton District Court at a later date.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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