Charges over drunk 9-year-old boy

Last updated 15:21 14/01/2014

Drunk at nine

A young boy was filmed apparently drunk after consuming a lot of alcohol. The video has been digitally altered.

Relevant offers


Trial date set for top cricketer facing rape charge Losi Filipo: High Court overturns discharge without conviction Group beats man like 'chopping into a log or fallen tree', court hears A bottle of beer and flowers left as tribute to murdered Dunedin man University scammer wants home detention rather than jail New trial for man let off on intimate video charge Cromwell man arrested in relation to importation of $200,000 worth of drugs Bremner's car was at slain couple's home before he killed his mother Prominent Dunedin family member in court on drug charge Trial call over date set for six accused in half-billion-dollar Kaitaia drug bust

Three people have been charged with supplying alcohol to a minor after a nine-year-old Hamilton boy was filmed falling-down drunk.

Police said today that two men, aged 20 and 27, and a woman, 25, would appear in the Hamilton District Court on January 28. The maximum penalty for the offence was a $2000 fine.

Footage of the boy at a skate park in the city appeared on YouTube last week. He was drinking Cody's, a bourbon mixture, and staggering.

At the time, his mother said she had no idea where the alcohol had come from.

In the video, the boy says it was given to him by his "aunties".

The police and Child, Youth and Family said they were supporting the boy and his family following the incident.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content