Prison warning for drink driver

Last updated 07:06 27/02/2013

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A repeat drink-driver has been told by a judge he will go to prison if he offends again.

On September 28, Palmerston North concrete worker Derek Shane Freeman, 44, was stopped in  Cuba St and found to have a breath-alcohol reading of 849 micrograms.

The legal limit is 400mcg.

In the Palmerston North District Court yesterday, on his sixth drink-driving charge, Freeman was sentenced to four months’ community detention, nine months’ supervision and disqualified from driving for 15 months.

He was also ordered to apply for a zero-alcohol licence when that ban expires.

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- Manawatu Standard

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