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Man attempts to crash car into Otago lake

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 24/01/2017

A German man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to drive his van into a Central Otago lake with a passenger on board.

The domestic incident happened around 8pm on Saturday after the 20-year-old attempted to drive into Lake Dunstan but instead hit a crash barrier and got the van's front wheel caught in it, police say.

Following the crash in the Cromwell Gorge at Italian Creek, a black car heading towards Alexandra stopped and gave the man a lift

Police would like to speak to the driver of this car.

They would also like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen a 1997 white Toyota Liteace van driving in the gorge at around 8pm on January 22.

The German man is due to appear in Queenstown District Court on January 26.

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