Drunk driver avoids jail

Last updated 13:20 04/07/2014
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TALENTED ARTIST: Carmen Rogers was believed to be getting out of her car when she was hit.

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IN COURT: Hogan Lawrence Bolton, 31, appeared for sentencing today on a charge of drunk driving causing death.

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The drunk driver who hit and killed a New Plymouth mother-of-two has escaped a sentence of imprisonment.

Hogan Lawrence Bolton, 31, appeared before Judge Allan Roberts in the district court for sentencing today on a charge of drunk driving causing death.

Judge Roberts sentenced Bolton to nine months home detention and disqualified him from driving for two years.

Bolton had previously pleaded guilty to the charge, after he hit Carmen Rogers, an artist, on New Plymouth's Brougham St in May.

He was found to have a breath alcohol level of 1297 micrograms, more than three times the legal limit of 400mcg.

Rogers and her husband, Che, were together for 21 years and had two daughters.

She had bachelor of visual art in fine art from Witt and also received the award for the top fine art student of her year, with her sculpture work purchased by Witt for its collection.

Rogers was also a finalist in the The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award in 2011 and 2013, and was also the recipient of the Betty Loughhead Soroptomist Scholarship in 2010.

She had also shown solo exhibitions at Oui Gallery in Auckland and Artspost in Hamilton and presented a sculptural installation at Taranaki's Womad 2013.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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