The Australian businessman who crashed his $20 million McLaren F1 sports car on Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd last December has been granted diversion by police.

Barry Leigh Fitzgerald, 63, of Melbourne, was charged with careless driving after the December 3 smash at Closeburn.

A Wellington-based police media adviser said Fitzgerald had completed diversion.

She refused to say what the conditions of his diversion agreement were.

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