Quest for bed ends in drink-driving charge
Asking the Timaru police where to find a "good backpackers" has turned into a charge for drink-driving for a 70-year-old Blenhiem man.
The man drove to the Timaru police station to make his inquiry at 2.45am this morning after drinking with family in Geraldine.
After smelling a strong scent of alcohol on his breath, a police conducted a breath test and found the man had an excess breath alcohol level of 547mcg.
He was charged with drink driving.
- The Timaru Herald