An 18-year-old Queenstown student was caught by police on Saturday night driving at 186kmh on the outskirts of Alexandra with a carload of young people.
Sergeant Simon Paget, of Cromwell, said police pulled the teen over on Earnscleugh Rd while the group of young people were travelling from Queenstown to Dunedin.
"It's an absolute recipe for disaster," Mr Paget said.
What was of more concern was that the road had been wet at the time, he said.
Queenstown police are also investigating an incident on the Crown Range on Saturday when a car was shunted from behind by another.
Sergeant Kate Pirovano, of Queenstown, said the incident happened in the Cardrona area and the victims reported it to Queenstown police about 4.30pm on Saturday, providing police with registration details of the car.
"Hopefully, we can locate the offending vehicle," she said.
Queenstown police also dealt with two "extremely drunk" people in the resort during the weekend - a Chilean man who was arrested and put into detoxification after he was found knocking on doors looking for a place for homeless people at 5am; and a woman who was found sleeping in a driveway in Fernhill and could not remember where she lived.
An Alexandra man was arrested on Friday for trespass and threatening to kill a police officer in Alexandra on Friday night.
Police were called to a house in Alexandra after the man turned up knowing he was not allowed to be there.
Wanaka police also arrested three people on Friday and Saturday nights, and charged them with drink-driving.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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