A 24-year-old Blenheim man had his BMW car confiscated when he appeared in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.
Malakai Buretini Naduva was disqualified from driving in September last year for eight months on a charge of drink-driving, and was pulled over by police on December 15.
The forest worker pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Mark Harris said Naduva admitted to being disqualified when he was pulled over in December, saying he was going to The Warehouse and had to drive because "everything was so far away" from his house.
Judge Richard Russell ordered the confiscation of the car and fined him $450 as well as court costs. He disqualified him from driving for a further six months starting June 1. The car would be sold, Judge Russell said.
- The Marlborough Express
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