Car found in ditch, driver at hospital

A man whose car was found abandoned in a ditch near Blenheim turned up at Wairau Hospital early yesterday morning, police say.

Constable Andrew Holdaway, of Blenheim, said alcohol appeared to have been a factor in the crash north of Grovetown, before 1am.

Little information was available until after the man had been treated by medical staff, but he had taken himself to hospital, Holdaway said.

The man's vehicle was impounded after it was discovered he was a suspended driver.

Other incidents

In other police news, police helped a man who had swamped his vehicle in floodwaters on Jacksons Rd between 10pm and midnight, Holdaway said.

The road was closed following the incident.

At about 10pm on Tuesday, police were called to the Couplands Bakery on Grove Road after a delivery man disturbed a man at the back of the building.

They were unable to find him, Holdaway said.

On Monday night a vehicle was broken into and searched on Colemans Rd in Springlands, but nothing taken.

Police believe the vehicle was unlocked, Holdaway said.

A 60-year-old unemployed woman was arrested at about 4pm on Tuesday, after police with a warrant searched her Picton house.

She has been charged with possession of cannabis for supply, manufacturing cannabis oil, possession of cannabis oil and possession of cannabis utensils and was to appear in court on June 16.

At about 12.30pm a 23-year-old glazier was arrested for sustained loss of traction in Scott St.

His vehicle was impounded for 28 days and he was to appear in court on June 23.

The Marlborough Express