A man who hit a pedestrian with his vehicle while drink-driving appeared in Invercargill District Court last week.
James Raymond Clearwater, 31, meat worker, appeared before Judge John MacDonald for causing bodily injury while driving with a breath alcohol level of 658mcg and driving carelessly causing injury on December 4. He was remanded to August 21 for sentence.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Mills said Clearwater decided to drive from his home to the Night 'n Day store in Elles Rd for some food.
While in Tramway Rd on the way home, as he passed Princes St, a person walked out on to the road. His speed was such that the victim was flung up onto the windscreen, which smashed, before falling onto the road. Clearwater stopped, called an ambulance and stayed with the victim until emergency services arrived, Mr Mills said.
Investigations conducted by a police crash analyst indicated the victim would have been visible from Clearwater's vehicle for about five seconds before impact, he said.The victim suffered a fractured left humerus, a fractured left tibia and lost four teeth. He also suffered severe swelling to the face and eyes and numerous facial bruises and lacerations, Mr Mills said.
Clearwater admitted drinking about seven or eight bottles of beer and said he did not see the victim walk out on to the road.
Kathleen Poina Cockburn, 19, was remanded to August 17 for sentence for injuring with intent to injure together with an associate on May 11. The victim was stomped in the right eye causing a broken right eye socket bone.
Renee Jade Sadlier, 18, was ordered to come up for sentence if called upon within six months for assault on July 8.
Stewart Richard Savage, 29, of England, was ordered to pay $72 reparation and $500 emotional harm reparation for assault at Queenstown on July 7.
Joel Maikara Amohanga, 22, was remanded to July 19 for breaching community work on June 13.
Tamaoho Nuku, 26, was convicted and discharged for breaching a protection order between April 19, 2011, and February 28.
Jethro Joseph John Stuart, 24, was sentenced to 40 hours' community work and six months' supervision for breaching supervision on June 18.
Jamie Edward Purdue, 36, floor sander, was sentenced to 60 hours' community work, nine months' supervision and ordered to pay $264.40 reparation for intentionally damaging two glass door panes and breaching a protection order on November 27.
Alex Gregory Clearwater, 22, of Castle Downs, was fined $750 and disqualified from driving for six months for aiding a person to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 187mg at Mossburn on January 28.
Ryan Paul Dokas, 23, was sentenced to four months' community detention, six months' supervision and disqualified from driving for 15 months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 998mcg on May 20.
Michael Bevan MacKay, 22, labourer, was sentenced to three months' community detention, six months' supervision and disqualified indefinitely for driving with a blood alcohol level of 118mg on March 10.
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