Police ban visitor from driving in New Zealand again

00:39, Feb 09 2013

A Chinese visitor who sparked several complaints to police about his poor driving was stopped at Queenstown Airport yesterday and forbidden to drive again in New Zealand.

Senior Constable Chris Blackford said police also issued the man with traffic offence notices after people had complained about his driving on the West Coast.

Complaints included reports of the man crossing the centre line and braking unnecessarily, he said. "Police are treating driving complaints from members of the public very seriously."

Police are also investigating an incident at a roundabout on Shotover St which left a cyclist with minor injuries from a collision with a car. The cyclist did not require medical attention for the injuries, Mr Blackford said.

A Cameron Pl resident called police at 9.30pm on Thursday to report finding the severed leg of an animal, thought to be of a deer, on her deck.

Mr Blackford said the woman told police the leg appeared to be fresh and she had no idea how it had ended up on her property.

"Police would be interested in speaking to anyone who is missing a leg," he said.

A 22-year-old "grossly intoxicated" Englishman, living in Queenstown, was arrested for offensive behaviour after he urinated outside O'Connells Pavilion at 2.35am yesterday.

The man then attempted to enter McDonald's but staff refused him entry and he took exception and tried to pick a fight with staff and police when they arrived, Mr Blackford said. The man will appear in the Queenstown District Court on Monday.


The Southland Times