Just run the quackers over

People are stupid, like this fool who avoided running over next year’s duck season targets and ran his Jeep into a lake.

A man whose Jeep ended up in the Otago Harbour this morning says the accident happened because he swerved to avoid ducklings.

Iain Sweetman said he braked hard while travelling around a blind corner on Portobello Rd so he would not hit the birds.

The rear of the Jeep locked and the vehicle spun out and rolled over a bank into the water, Sweetman said.

The vehicle ended up on its side partly submerged in the harbour.

A police spokeswoman said they were called to an incident about 9.10am.

Sweetman, who got out of the vehicle on his own, was assessed by St John ambulance staff at the scene.

And he drives a girl’s Jeep too.

What an idiot…was it worth it?

I was taught at defensive driving to never swerve for small animals…just run them over…otherwise you risk actually killing yourself…like this fool.



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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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