Busy weekend for Levin police

TALIA SHADWELL
Last updated 11:34 19/11/2012

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A brazen burglary, a street brawl, and an underage drink driver who crashed into a stream all kept Levin police busy at the weekend.

A Levin woman awoke to the sight of a stranger in her bedroom who fled as as she moved to get up, in what Levin police called an ''unusual'' burglary.

Two men were thought to be involved in the home invasion, in which a laptop and a number of other minor items were taken.

''It is very unusual, that one. It's very scary when we have got people coming into to other people's homes,'' Sergeant Derek Turvey of Levin police said.

Three people who had failed to show up for court appearances were among a raft of arrests made in Levin on the weekend.

The three were arrested on warrants after failing to appear in Levin District Court on various charges including breach of bail conditions.

A booze-fuelled Saturday night brawl involving 12 people on Rimu St resulted in two arrests at about 11pm. Both men were released with warnings, Sgt Turvey said.

And a 17-year-old male will appear in Levin District Court charged with drink driving after he lost control of his car at the Waikawa Stream bridge at about 7pm on Saturday evening and careened down the riverbank to finish just short of the water.

A breath test revealed he was driving under the influence, blowing 231mg of alcohol per litre of breath - half the legal limit for adults but a zero tolerance limit applies for drivers aged 20 and under.

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- Manawatu Standard

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