Man charged after drink driving in crash that killed Royalburn butcher

by Kim Bowden - Jan 25, 2024

Almost six weeks on from the crash that killed Royalburn butcher Outrega (Tré) Anderson a man has been arrested on drink-driving charges in relation to the death.

In a statement this afternoon police have confirmed a 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with excess blood alcohol causing death after the December 16 collision on State Highway Six near the Arrowtown turn-off.

The man will appear in the Queenstown District Court on Monday.

"We are unable to provide any further information while the matter is before the court," police say in the statement.

Mr Anderson was the head butcher at Nadia Lim's Royalburn Station

The driver of the other vehicle, confirmed at the time to be an employee of Paul Smith Earthmoving, was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

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