Photo posted to Facebook by National MP Nick Smith , with this caption : Boy racer problem hit home last night. Young hoon tracked by police 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. Driver was drunk as - got ambulance and him off to hospital and thankfully injuries are not too serious. You cannot call this an accident - just boy racer madness !

Boy racer problem hits home for Nick Smith

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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.

Photo posted to Facebook by National MP Nick Smith , with this caption : Boy racer problem hit home last night. Young hoon tracked by police 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. Driver was drunk as - got ambulance and him off to hospital and thankfully injuries are not too serious. You cannot call this an accident - just boy racer madness !

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 driver was 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.

 

– Story by NZ Herald