Loss of traction driver arrested

Police arrested a 25-year-old man for drink driving after he was stopped for driving in a manner likely to cause sustained loss of traction.

Constable Andrew Holdaway, of Blenheim, said the forklift operator was arrested at 10pm on Friday in Kinross St, Blenheim. His breath alcohol reading was 532 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The legal limit is 400mcg. The man's vehicle was impounded for 28 days and he was to appear in Blenheim District Court next Monday, Holdaway said.

A 40-year-old woman was arrested for assaulting another woman on Saturday. The beneficiary was arrested in George St about 8.30pm. She was to appear in court yesterday.

A 49-year-old security officer was arrested for assaulting a doorman at Paddy Barrys Irish Pub in Scott St. The man was arrested at 11.55pm on Saturday and was to appear in court yesterday.

Two unemployed men were arrested in High St for disorderly behaviour early on Sunday. The men, 29 and 22, had been kicked out of a bar for poor behaviour. They were arrested at 2.30am and released with a pre-charge warning when sober.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested for shoplifting at Hallensteins at 2.50pm on Sunday and was referred to the Blenheim youth aid section.

An elderly resident in Renwick has been targeted by someone short of firewood, with a liking for fresh fruit and vegetables.

Holdaway said the woman has been the victim of burglary "a number of times". Both firewood and vegetables from her garden had been repeatedly stolen.

A Blenheim house has been broken into between August 1 and August 16. A box of personal items was taken from the lounge, Holdaway said.

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