29 Aug 2019

Man accused of road roller incident named

11:21 am on 29 August 2019

The Hutt Valley man accused of using a road roller to disrupt a gathering of boy racers has been named.

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The road roller. Photo: RNZ / Charlotte Cook

Patrick John Roil, 47, appeared in the Hutt Valley District Court this morning on two charges of excess blood alcohol and interfering with a vehicle with reckless disregard for people and property in the incident in July.

He has yet to enter a plea.

One person's leg was injured by another vehicle, and another person received facial injuries in an altercation.

A number of vehicles were also damaged.