2 in the boot, 4 in the car

19:08, Jan 07 2014

A 19-year-old Blenheim man appeared in court yesterday facing a drink-driving charge.

Charles Jarden Ratapu Taukiri Waaka was stopped by police after they noticed he was revving his engine at extremely high levels.

When Taukiri Waaka stopped his vehicle, police discovered he had two passengers in the boot, as well as another four passengers in the vehicle, which had no muffler.

Taukiri Waaka told police he had been drinking, and an evidential breath test showed he had an excess breath-alcohol level of 784mcg of alcohol per litre of breath.

He was also on a restricted licence.

He was convicted and fined $1000 and disqualified from driving for nine months.

Judge Davidson also subjected Taukiri Waaka to a zero-alcohol licence when the disqualification ended.



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