Ferry rage at Bluff Point

by Adrian Miller.

DRIVERS at the Bluff Point Ferry received a shock recently while waiting to be transported across the river to Lawrence.

A line of four cars was sitting in the queue when a male driver in his 30s failed to stop when he joined the line.

According to police, the driver crashed into the last vehicle in the line, causing minor damage.

However, that was not the end of the incident.

Grafton resident Daniel Butt was in the line of cars, and said what happened next was completely unexpected.

He said after the first crash the driver shifted into gear, accelerated into the car in front of him and pushed that car into the one in front, causing a domino effect of cars crashing into each other.

"After the initial crash ... I had a look out the back window and there was a cloud of white smoke with the vehicle revving its engine," he said.

"The guy put his foot flat on the accelerator and pushed the cars into each other."

Mr Butt said when the driver stopped, people jumped out of their cars and went to his vehicle to confront him.

"He was just sitting in his car looking dazed," he said.

"At one stage he was looking around for his passengers, but he didn't have any."

Police say they attended the scene around 7pm and breath-tested the man, which came back negative.

They said an explanation was offered, but declined to elaborate further.

The driver was issued with an in- fringement notice for negligent driving.



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