Booze driver undone by unwieldy walnuts

A Dunedin man has been stabbed for drunk driving after a passenger seat full of unwieldy walnuts caused him to swerve wildly as he drove through the student district.

Dunedin senior sergeant Anthony Bond said a 34-year-old man was weaving as he drove through Union St East at around 7:45 p.m. Saturday.

The man told officers his shaky driving was due to being distracted by the pile of loose walnuts in his passenger seat, Snr Sgt Bond said.

However, on a breath test, the man registered a value of 400 mcg.

The man would receive a notice, said Snr Sgt Bond.

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