In the wake of the Sunday night incident, Allan found herself in police custody. The crash occurred in Wellington, and it led to significant consequences. Following the car crash, New Zealand’s Justice Minister, Kiri Allan, had no choice but to step down from her position. The allegations against her included reckless driving and resisting arrest, as reported by Radio New Zealand (RNZ), the country’s public-service radio broadcaster.
On Monday, July 24, Kiri Allan formally announced her resignation after the police charged her with reckless driving and resisting arrest. It was an event that sparked public interest and raised questions about the actions of a prominent figure in the government.
In her statement, Allan emphasized her immediate resignation from all her positions. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins also weighed in on the matter, asserting that the justice minister was not fit to continue holding a ministerial warrant. He had spoken to her earlier and accepted her decision to step down, as reported by RNZ.
The police’s account of the incident revealed that they received notification of a two-car collision on Evans Bay Parade in Roseneath shortly after 9 o’clock. Following the crash, one person was taken into custody to aid in investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries, but the incident caused a brief road closure.