22 Feb 2017

No conviction over $20m McLaren crash near Queenstown

3:16 pm on 22 February 2017

An Australian man who crashed a $20 million McLaren F1 supercar near Queenstown has avoided a conviction.

One of the 30 supercars on the tour, which have a total value of about $45m.

One of the 30 supercars on the tour, which had a total value of about $45m. Photo: RNZ / Kate Gudsell

Barry Leigh Fitzgerald was charged with careless driving in December after driving the car into a ditch on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road.

The car was being driven as part of a tour from Auckland to Queenstown.

McLaren said the car only received minor damage, and Mr Fitzgerald sustained a minor thumb injury.

A police spokeswoman said he had been granted and completed diversion, but would not comment further.