Car plunges into Avon River

  • 02/08/2015
Car plunges into Avon River

A man in Christchurch has been charged with drink driving and dangerous driving causing injury after his speeding vehicle missed a corner, became airborne and landed in the Avon River.

The driver sat on the car's roof chatting to onlookers after the accident as a trapped passenger desperately tried to free himself.

The trapped man was eventually freed by emergency services.

The driver will appear in court on Thursday.

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