Woman on drink-driving charge alleges assault

Last updated 06:57 23/01/2014

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A 51-year-old Mayfield woman was further remanded on one charge of driving with excess breath-alcohol and one charge of resisting police when she appeared in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.

Judge Bruce Davidson said the Mayfield woman was stopped by police early on November 1 last year.

The woman refused to undergo drink driving processes and to accompany police to the police station.

After she was warned and arrested, an evidential breath test revealed an excess breath-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit, Judge Davidson said.

The woman, who has name suppression, represented herself yesterday and told the judge that she did not resist arrest and was defending the charges. She alleges police assaulted her during the incident.

The woman said she had only recently lost her legal advocate and was not sure if she would apply for a lawyer or seek legal aid.

Judge Davidson told the woman he highly recommended she got legal assistance.

She was to reappear on March 18.


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