Queenstown man allegedly drink-driving with kids in car


A Queenstown man driving while allegedly three times the drink-drive limit and with two children in his car was stopped by members of the public.

The 48-year-old was pulled over by a couple in another vehicle at Frankton roundabout yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.

They confiscated his keys and called police.

“When officers arrive, he allegedly gave an excess breath alcohol reading of 1194,” senior constable Chris Blackford says.

The legal limit is 400 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.

“Two members of the public in a car, a woman employed by the police in Wellington and a man, stopped the driver near the Frankton public toilets on Kawarau Road,” Blackford says.

“The man has grabbed his keys and they called *555.”

The children are aged 11 and eight.

The man was processed for drink driving after being stopped shortly before 1pm on Sunday and is due to appear in Queenstown District Court at a later date.