Police wouldn’t let someone wander around with a firearm, so why is driving a half-ton vehicle less dangerous?
Police seized the car keys of a tourist driver who repeatedly drove on the wrong side of the road, ignored a stop sign and almost caused several accidents.
Dunedin police officers rushed to Larnach Castle, near Dunedin, this afternoon after receiving “multiple calls” about the driver’s erratic behaviour behind the wheel.
The tourist had been involved in a series of near misses with fellow motorists on the 10km stretch of windy road leading to the castle.
Acting senior sergeant James Ure said vehicles travelling along the Otago Peninsula were forced to take evasive action to avoid head-on collisions when the car crossed the centre line.
“We had multiple calls of a rental car driving on the incorrect side of the road and straddling the centre of the road,” Ure said.
“There’s been a number of times he’s been driving on the wrong side of the road with oncoming traffic.” Read more »