Boy racer problem hits home for Nick Smith

A photo posted to Facebook by National MP Nick Smith shows the wreckage of a car that crashed near his house last night.
A photo posted to Facebook by National MP Nick Smith shows the wreckage of a car that crashed near his house last night.

A car has been left dangling in a tree just metres from the home of Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith after it was allegedly involved in a chase with police.

Smith posted pictures of the car's precarious predicament on his Facebook page, saying the car had earlier smashed through a safety barrier and taken out his letterbox.

Writing about the hair-raising incident, Smith said the "boy racer problem hit home last night".

The car crashed into the fence at 1am taking out the letter box, a tree down and landing in another.
The car crashed into the fence at 1am taking out the letter box, a tree down and landing in another.
The driver as apparently drunk when he lost control of the vehicle.
The driver as apparently drunk when he lost control of the vehicle.

"Young hoon tracked by police [allegedly] doing 130 and through a red light in Stoke crashed into our fence at 1am taking out letter box, taking tree down and landing in another." [sic]

He alleged the driver was "drunk as a skunk".

However, somehow the man only suffered minor injuries and was put into an ambulance and sent to hospital.

"You cannot call this an accident - just boy racer madness," he wrote on his Facebook page.

He says he has spent today clearing downed trees which were blocking his garage.

- NZ Herald

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