Drink-driver in medicine excuse

Last updated 15:37 05/12/2013

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A 68-year-old Blenheim man was fined $1000, plus medical costs and an analyst's fee when he appeared in the Blenheim District Court this week.

Leslie Robert More appeared on his third charge of drink driving on Monday, after he was stopped on Redwood St on October 27 with an excess blood-alcohol level of 130 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

Judge Zohrab said More had been on medication on October 27, which More thought might have reduced his ability to process alcohol.

Judge Zohrab said he was not prepared to accept his explanation.

More was disqualified from driving for 12 months and one day, which meant he would have to reapply for his licence.

Medical costs were $221.60, the analyst fee was $93 and court costs of $130 were also ordered.

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