Teen admits driving drunk, crashing car

Last updated 05:00 18/05/2012

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A 16-year-old Invercargill boy admitted causing a three-car crash while driving drunk when he appeared in the Invercargill Youth Court yesterday.

The boy appeared before Judge Kevin Phillips on three charges – failing to stop after a non-injury crash, dangerous driving and driving with a breath alcohol level of 880mcg on March 30.

He was disqualified from driving for six months and further remanded to June 28.

The police summary of facts says he was driving about 70kmh in the city when he crossed the centre line, hit a temporary no right turn sign and remained airborne for a short time before crashing head on with another vehicle.

The vehicle he hit was shunted backwards into a shearing van, it says.

The boy's car stopped on a centre island and he fled but was apprehended a short time later, the summary says.

The summary says he told police he was wasted and apologised for causing the crash. The two drivers and nine passengers involved were not injured, it says.

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