19 Apr 2015

Police say man reached speeds of 180km/h

2:23 pm on 19 April 2015

Police say an intoxicated man has escaped injury after crashing his car while travelling at 150 kilometres an hour in Blenheim's main street.

Police said the 23-year-old reached speeds of up to 180 kilometres an hour in an area where the limit was 50.

He lost control of his car and hit a tree about 4.30am today.

After failing a breath alcohol test, he was charged with reckless driving and drink driving.

Police said it was pure luck the man did not injure himself, or anyone else.