A 43-year-old unemployed Blenheim man took off all his clothes and pushed a police officer while he was being arrested, say police.
Police had come across the intoxicated man late Thursday evening as he was walking in Dillon St wearing only a pair of swimming shorts. The man had earlier been swimming in the Taylor River.
Constable Andrew Holdaway, of Blenheim, said the man's wife rang police shortly after they had dropped him off at his Hospital Rd home when he became verbally abusive.
Police officers went back to the house and told the man to get dressed so they could take him to the police station.
The man refused and took off the bathrobe he was wearing. He then pushed a police officer, Mr Holdaway said.
He was arrested at 1.50am on Friday for offensive behaviour and resisting arrest and was held in custody until sober.
He is to appear in the Blenheim District Court on February 4.
An 18-year-old man was arrested on Thursday after his vehicle was seen doing burn-outs on Middle Renwick Rd.
The engineer was arrested at 11.30pm for sustained loss of traction.
His vehicle was also impounded, Mr Holdaway said.
The man is to appear in the Blenheim District Court on February 11.
- The Marlborough Express