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A New Zealand man who was caught directing traffic away from a police drink-driving checkpoint claims he 'was just trying to help a few people out'.
Cooper Couch, 45, faced Dunedin District Court in New Zealand on Wednesday and was fined $750 for obstructing police.
It follows a wild night out on January 21, where he used road cones to divert people away from the checkpoint.
Couch said that he barely remembered anything on the night as he was 'pretty wasted'.
'It was a big night out,' he told a reporter from the Otago Daily Times. 'I still remember the fat copper trying to chase me on foot.'
Couch's defence counsel Meg Scally said her client usually stuck to drinking beer, but on the night he got in trouble he had been enjoying whiskey with an old friend.
The court heard police had set up a breath testing site along Cumberland Street by Queens Gardens on the night.
Couch used road cones from a nearby building site to create a diversion away from the check