Police investigating dangerous overtake near Queenstown

Police say they are investigating after footage emerged showing an incredibly dangerous overtake near Queenstown on Saturday.

Dashcam footage posted to Reddit shows a vehicle, believed to belong to a rental company, hurtling towards oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road.

The right-lane driver is forced to pull to the side to avoid a head-on collision.

"Police received a complaint about this car yesterday and we are making enquiries to identify the driver," a spokesperson told Newshub.

The rental company has been contacted for comment.