Arrests, injuries as handbrake released at party

9:04 am on 8 October 2016

Three people have been injured after the handbrake on a car was released while police were dealing with an out-of-control party in Wellington.

A police officer at an alcohol check point.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

A police spokesperson said officers were called to a house in Aro Valley last night to help close down a party.

While people were being cleared out, a person released the handbrake on a car, which then rolled down the street, hitting a number of people.

A police spokesperson said three people were taken to hospital - one with an ankle injury and two others with minor injuries.

Four people were arrested.

Police said they wanted to hear from anyone who saw what happened or had video of the incident.