A driver who allegedly got into an altercation with Auckland mayoral candidate Craig Lord on Saturday was involved in a serious car crash hours later, NZ Herald reports. The driver allegedly hit a power pole on Portage Rd in New Lynn, knocking out power to the area, before getting into an altercation with the mayoral candidate about 5pm. At about 10pm, the driver was allegedly involved in a second crash on Portage Rd that hospitalised two women and their two daughters, aged 16 and 8. The two incidents are before the courts.