Dunedin driver causes chaos, crashes

Author
George Block, Otago Daily Times,
Section
Crime,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 6:57PM
The woman hit two cars and knocked someone over. (Photo / File)
The woman hit two cars and knocked someone over. (Photo / File)

A woman faces multiple charges after a crash, a hit and run, another crash and a pursuit in Dunedin last night.

The action began about 10.05pm, a police spokeswoman said, when police went to a crash in the Octagon, where two cars were involved in a minor collision.

One of the drivers got out of their vehicle to inspect the damage and while standing in front of the other vehicle they were allegedly hit by the car and knocked off their feet.

The offending driver allegedly proceeded to flee from the scene down Princes St before running a red light at the intersection of Gordon and Crawford Sts and hitting another vehicle with a person in it.

She then drove away from that scene and onto the motorway towards Mosgiel, the spokeswoman said.

Police responded and attempted to pull over the fleeing driver but she failed to stop.

A brief pursuit began and after a time she pulled over.

Police had no immediate information on the condition of the person who was injured, or the person in the car that was crashed into at the red light.

The 36-year-old woman was arrested and charged with failing to stop, two charges of failing to ascertain injury, driving a motor vehicle in a dangerous manner, operating a motor vehicle recklessly and driving with excess breath alcohol.

She is due to appear in Dunedin District Court on March 13.

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