A bouncer was kicked in the head as he lay on the ground outside a Queenstown nightclub.
The doorman was allegedly attacked by two Wellington men, both 20, one of whom he was dragging out of Sky Bar on Camp Street at 1.45am last Friday.
One man is accused of tripping him on the stairs, and the other of kicking him when he hit the pavement outside.
Senior constable Chris Blackford says: “The man who allegedly kicked him in the head while he was on the ground has been charged with injuring with intent.”
The other 20-year-old, a European living in the capital, was charged with common assault after the incident. They are due to appear in Queenstown District Court next week. The bouncer’s injuries are unknown.
About an hour later, police were called back to the same street after a 22-year-old Aussie was assaulted outside O’Connell’s Mall. He suffered a cut eye. Inquiries are continuing.
DJ stopped for drink driving
A Queenstown DJ was processed for drink driving after allegedly blowing more than double the legal limit at 10am.
The 29-year-old was stopped on Hallenstein Street on Tuesday morning after a member of the public phoned police. Constable Aaron Redaelli says: “A call came through to one of the constables at the airport and officers caught up with him in town.”
The DJ allegedly blew 1080 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The legal limit is 400mcg. He is due to appear in Queenstown District Court on Monday.
Officers also processed an Asian tourist at 3.20am that morning for drink driving. The man was stopped on Stanley Street and allegedly blew 550mcg.
Gate-crashers hit for six
Police were called to a house party on Hallenstein Street after gate-crashers vandalised a car.
The group had been asked to leave the party at midnight on Tuesday.
“That resulted in some argy-bargy and when they did leave one put a cricket bat through a car windscreen,” Redaelli says. Inquiries are continuing.
Officers were also called to Subway after a customer kicked off after being refused a sandwich because he had no money.
“The chap was arrested after becoming abusive to staff. He was asked to leave and came back later and kicked out at a window.”
The American, in his twenties, was given a pre-charge warning for his behaviour after the spat, at 11.45pm on Tuesday.
Keep your doors locked
Police are warning homeowners to be on their guard after a burglary on Frankton Road.
A MacBook Pro and $400 cash was stolen from a living room. The theft was reported at 3am on Sunday when the residents returned home from a night out.
Constable Dan Andrew says: “The majority of burglaries are opportunistic round here, through unlocked doors.
So this acts as a reminder for people to lock up their homes and cars.”
We’re watching you
A man was arrested minutes after wilfully damaging a Queenstown shop sign after being spotted on CCTV.
Officers saw the man throw the sign on to Shotover Street at 4.30am on Friday. He was promptly arrested and given a pre-charge warning.
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