A 47 year old man accused of using a road roller to damage vehicles in an incident that injured a number of people in Wellington overnight has appeared in Hutt Valley district court today
Silverstream Raw Video Footage of Steam Roller damaging cars – 2 arrested Two people are in police custody after a steamroller was used to roll over a number of vehicles in Wellington, Eastern #Hutt Rd at about 12.25am pic.twitter.com/HNKFraQDud
The man was charged with interfering with motor vehicles with reckless disregard for persons and property, and driving with excess breath alcohol. A steamroller’ was being used to damage vehicles that had congregated at an industrial site in Eastern Hutt Road.
According to court documents police alleged his breath alcohol was 560mcg per litre of breath.
He successfully applied for interim name suppression, and he was remanded on bail to reappear in court on August 15.
One other man was arrested, but has been released from custody.
A small fire started in the eastern hills around 5pm today in the area between Naenae and Fairfield the closest houses being around Summit Road. It started near a water reservoir about 1/2 km up the fire break. View Larger Map
The small fire was quickly contained by emergency services and the fire was out by 6.30pm.
This follows the more substantial fire two weeks ago in Wingate and the large one in Titahi Bay last week.
Well there was a lot of drama last night as noted from Twitter over Police cars moving at high speed.
It started with a police chase through the streets of Wellington and ended in the Hutt Valley with five arrests.
The chase began late last night in central Wellington, when an officer on foot patrol tried to get the driver to pull over on Tory Street, but the driver ignored him, and sped off down Aotea Quay. A police patrol gave chase, but had to abandon the pursuit because of the number of pedestrians leaving the AC/DC concert outside Westpac Stadium.
The offender drove onto the motorway, and sped towards the Hutt Valley, where he exited at the Petone off-ramp. Police say officers rejoined the pursuit at this point, and continued through the streets of Petone and Lower Hutt.
It eventually ended in Manor Park where the five male occupants of the vehicle were arrested. The driver is likely to face charges of dangerous driving, failing to stop and excess breath alcohol.
Last night around 9.30pm as we reported via Twitter a car crashed into a house on the corner of Naenae Road and Gibson Crescent.
A Toyota Corrolla sedan had lost control (apparently from burnouts) and hit the front of a brick house causing structual damage.
No one in the house was injured. Of the two male passengers, one has suffered moderate injuries while the driver had to be cut out from the car. It is reported that he has serious but not life threatening injuries.
The area around the incident was closed for several hours as the accident was investigated.