Sunday, October 18, 2009

Man assessed by mental health after ramming dairy

NZPA
Stuff TV3
17/10/2009

A man who allegedly forgot to take his medication has been arrested and assessed by mental health services after he rammed his car repeatedly into the front of a Whangarei dairy early today.

The 48-year-old local man was arrested after he drove his car into the front of the dairy at about 2.20am, police said.

Whangarei police Sergeant Howard Clement said it was believed the man stopped taking his medication, causing him to act "mental."

The damage to the dairy was estimated to run into thousands of dollars.

The man's car lost its bumper during the incident, Mr Clement said.