Oamaru police are extending their thanks to the members of the public who helped them track down the driver of a red hatchback car, which allegedly almost hit a mother and child in Weston last week.
Oamaru police Detective Kevin Kirkman said the car was spotted speeding and being driven dangerously between 7.15am and 9.15am on January 23.
There was thick fog at the time.
About 9.10am, the car allegedly fishtailed and almost hit a pedestrian, with a baby, who was walking alongside the road.
Mr Kirkman said police tracked down the 27-year-old male driver of Oamaru and spoke to him on Friday.
``He's been charged with driving while suspended and theft,'' he said.
The theft is in relation to a separate incident.
The man gave no reason for his erratic driving.
``Again, we'd like to thank the members of the public that came forward with information,'' Mr Kirkman said.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, a 20-year-old Oamaru man was arrested for disorderly behaviour after items were thrown onto the roof of a Reed St house.
He will appear in Oamaru District Court tomorrow.
At 8pm on Saturday night a 57-year-old Dunedin man was stopped in Herbert, allegedly travelling at 143km/h. He was also processed for drink-driving, recording an excess breath alcohol level of 976mcg. He is due to appear in Oamaru District Court on February 13.
On Sunday morning, about 3.50am, a 17-year-old Oamaru boy was arrested for allegedly breaching the liquor ban. He will also appear in court on February 13.
At 4pm on Sunday, a 17-year-old Oamaru girl was arrested for allegedly trespassing.