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Tourist’s keys confiscated BY TOM DOUDNEY Police confiscated keys from a Chinese tourist on State Highway 1 south of Dunsandel after a series of complaints about her driving. The incident was one of three involving tourist drivers over the last week in Selwyn. Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said the woman whose campervan was confiscated on Sunday was stopped for excessive speed, south of Dunsandel. There had been three previous

complaints about her driving in recent days. However, he could not say what they had been related to or where they occurred. Another Chinese tourist crashed her rental vehicle into another car at the roundabout on Ellesmere Junction Rd and Springs Rd in Lincoln on Friday. She has been charged with failing to give way. On Tuesday, a foreign student living in Springston, rolled her car on State Highway 75. She has been charged with careless driving. “If we are concerned about a

[tourist’s] driving ability we will contact the rental company and discuss it with them and if they ask us, we will immediately take the car from them,” Senior Sergeant Stills said. “It’s about keeping our roads safe.” The incident follows several incidents earlier this year involving New Zealand drivers taking car keys off tourists because they were concerned about their driving. South Island police have reported a spike in traffic complaints, particularly in February during

Chinese New Year, which saw thousands of extra visitors to New Zealand. Taiwanese tourist Yi-Chieh Feng was killed in a campervan crash on the West Coast on September 7. The driver, Yu-Hsiang Chen, also from Taiwan, pleaded guilty to careless driving. In February, a five-year-old Oamaru girl was killed after Jing Cao, 32, of China, crashed into the car she was a passenger in, north of Dunedin. Cao was driving on the wrong side of the road.

Lincoln University’s trifecta victory

Lincoln University player Callum Clark leaves defenders in his wake during his team’s 26-7 victory over Massey University on Saturday. The result completed a trifecta of wins for Lincoln, which hosts Massey for rugby, netball and debating match-ups once every two years. Lincoln won the netball 25-21 on Saturday and, in the debate on Friday, successfully argued that All Blacks captain Richie McCaw should not become Prime Minister. •More photos, page 17 PHOTO: GRAEME CAMPBELL

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