Arrested in Blenheim

00:36, Feb 11 2013

A 26-year-old French national was arrested at Main St, Blenheim at 11am on Thursday for offensive behaviour and resisting arrest.

The man, working in the vineyards here, was earlier involved in a fight at Queen St with another male over the theft of cash from a back packer.

He will appear in the Blenheim District Court today.

The other man involved in the fight was later arrested at 12.40pm for breaching his bail conditions.

The 20-year-old unemployed man was held in custody to appear in the Blenheim District Court on Friday.

A 22-year-old unemployed man was arrested at a Budge St backpackers in Blenheim for disorderly behaviour on Thursday night.


Police were called to the backpackers around 10.40pm as the man was drunk and aggressive to other residents.

He was held in custody until sober and received a pre-charge warning.

A 44-year-old man was arrested and charged with excess breath alcohol third and subsequent, driving whilst disqualified and careless driving in the early hours of Friday morning after a member of the public rang concerned about his driving.

The man was driving north on State Highway 1 between Seddon and Blenheim in his work ute when he crashed into a bank at 2.30am.

He was bailed to appear in the Blenheim District Court today.

Police were called to Girling Ave, Blenheim when a vehicle was observed driving at low speed clipping a power pole, fence and the side of a house.

The driver got out of the vehicle and his passenger took over the driving.

When spoken to by police both drivers were processed for drink driving.

The first male driver gave a positive reading two-and-a-half times the legal limit of 1071 micrograms per litre of breath and the second driver gave a positive reading of 541 micrograms per litre of breath. The legal limit is 400mcg.

The second driver was also disqualified from driving any motor vehicle.

Both will appear in the Blenheim District Court at a later date.


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