A 73-year-old woman was shocked when a stranger stripped naked and jumped onto the roof of her car. Photo / NZH
A 73-year-old woman was shocked when a stranger stripped naked and jumped onto the roof of her car.
Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said police were called to Queen Street in Dunedin at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The woman was parked, waiting for her grandson and two friends, when a 24-year-old stranger stripped down to his sneakers and climbed onto the hood of his car, jumping onto the roof several times.
He damaged the vehicle before falling and injuring his right leg.
Investigations to locate the suspect were ongoing and police demanded that he surrender before police came to see him, Staff Sergeant Bond said.
Police were also disappointed with the high number of drunk drivers caught in the city over the weekend.
A 21-year-old man who recorded a blood alcohol level of 517 mcg was arrested in Dunedin at a checkpoint on Friday.
Two people were arrested on Saturday at a checkpoint at Ravensbourne Rd between 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.
The first, a 33-year-old woman, recorded 295 mcg and received a notice of violation. The second, a 51-year-old man, breathed 522 mcg and requested that a blood sample be taken.
A checkpoint at Quarry Rd at 10 p.m. caught three drink drivers.
A 41-year-old man has had his license suspended after recording 712 mcg, his third or subsequent violation.
A 21-year-old man recorded 662 mcg and a 26-year-old man recorded 400 mcg.
Police didn’t have much to do when they arrested a 21-year-old woman in the countdown parking lot next to Dunedin Central Police Station at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.
She recorded 1100mcg.
At 12:27 a.m. on Sunday, a 44-year-old man recorded 368 mcg after being arrested in Princes St in central Dunedin.
About an hour later, police were called to Blackhead Rd after a 65-year-old driver crashed into a lamppost, splitting him in half and power lines fell.
He recorded a blood alcohol level of 518 mcg.
And finally, at 9.45am, a 28-year-old man was arrested in Dundas St, North Dunedin.
He recorded 444mcg.
Snr Sgt Bond said the number of drivers caught was disappointing.
“Police will continue to focus on this over the next few weeks by pursuing checkpoints and breathalyzer tests with every driver stopped to ensure the roads are safe for everyone during the summer.”
A checkpoint also surprised another motorist, but not for drunk driving.
A 41-year-old man on a moped was arrested at a Dunedin checkpoint on Saturday, when a check revealed he was in violation of his bail conditions.
He took off on foot, but was caught a short distance away.
He had in his possession a scale, empty point bags and $ 960 in cash.
Further investigations were underway into suspicions of drug trafficking, said Staff Sergeant Bond.