Watch: French hitchhiker Cedric Rault-Verpre arrives in court
The French hitchhiker arrested after a meltdown while marooned with his thumb out in a tiny West Coast town has arrived at Christchurch District Court. Rault-Verpre was met by a throng of media when he arrived at court this morning. He smiled wryly as he entered the courthouse. He is due to appear after 10am.