'Asleep at the wheel'


CHEVIOT - Sleep deprived drivers are coming to grief on the State Highway 1 near Cheviot. A 22 year-old man had a lucky escape near town as he was driving south to Christchurch after crossing from Wellington on a ferry. Constable Al Riley said the man lost control at a corner and nose dived into a ditch and flipped. He walked away unscathed.

A German tourist, who fell asleep at the wheel north of Cheviot and crashed, had earlier stepped off a plane in Christchurch.

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