14 Jan 2009

Tourist dragged behind car

1:16 pm on 14 January 2009

A tourist from Chile was dragged 100 metres behind a car he had been hitch-hiking in.

Police in Nelson say the tourist, aged 23, was retrieving his pack from the boot of the car when the driver took off.

The tourist held on to his bag and was dragged along behind the car until it eventually came free.

Police are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen the incident which took place near the Night Owl dairy on Waimea Road.