Four left sheepish for dangerous driving

  • 22/01/2016
sheep in dandelion field

Police had the help of some unlikely allies to stop a car driving dangerously in Queenstown this morning - a mob of sheep.

The situation, which spanned between Alexandra and Queenstown, took over one-and-a-half hours to come to an end after the vehicle with four people inside stopped due to a movement of sheep on the road.

Police used road spikes a number of times in an effort to stop the vehicle, which reduced one wheel to its rim.

Two men, 19 and 23, have been charged for reckless driving, failing to stop for police, three thefts in relation to petrol drive offs, and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle.

A male and a female, both aged 14, have been charged with three thefts in relation to petrol drive offs and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle.

Senior Sergeant Paula Enoka says she is pleased no further incident occurred as a result of the driving.

"The driving behaviour of those involved was reckless and considerably dangerous providing there were four people in the vehicle," she says.

"Not only did they place themselves in danger by continuing to flee police, but they put a large number of other motorists in danger on the roads due to the distance that they travelled."

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