Drink-driver more than double legal limit

Last updated 08:00 11/02/2013

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A 47-year-old man who had his licence revoked for medical reasons was caught driving with an alcohol level more than double the legal limit.

Trevor Russell Martyn, of Kaka Point, appeared before Judge Michael Crosbie in the Balclutha District Court last week  for driving with a breath-alcohol level of 1042 micrograms and while his licence was revoked at Owaka on January 3.

He was remanded on bail till March 4 for sentence.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Glen McMurdo said Martyn's licence was revoked on medical grounds but on January 3 he was caught driving and a breath test returned a result of 1042mcg.

Martyn told police he had a heavy night drinking and did not eat anything all day. He also admitted having a drinking problem and wanted to seek help, he said.

Assault

Helen Dawn Fry, 53, shearer, of Milton, was sentenced to 180 hours' community work and ordered to pay $500 emotional harm reparation for injuring with reckless disregard on October 24. The court was told she kicked her sister in the ribs, causing fractures.

Jeffrey Eric Bisset, 50, was fined $750 for assaulting a female on January 12.

Jodie Anthony Frank Sapstead, 33, packer, was remanded on bail till March 25 for sentence for assaulting a female on December 22.

Wilful trespass

Daniel Stanley Miller, 21, farm hand, was fined $750 for wilfully trespassing on December 9.

Disorderly behaviour

Scott Thomas Hollows, 20, was fined $400 for behaving in a disorderly manner likely to cause violence on December 9.

Theft

Bradley Mark Price, 25, was remanded on bail till March 4 for sentence for three charges of theft, which included wallets, and two charges of unlawfully getting into a vehicle on December 12 and 14. The court was told he used a small rock to smash vehicle windows on two occasions and on other occasions got into unlocked vehicles. When spoken to by police he said he had no job or money.

Fishing

William Alan Marshall, 70, was fined $500 for using fishing gear that exceeded 6 metres in total length at the Clutha River on or about October 10.

Warren Grant Woodley, 49, farm worker, of Kaitangata, was fined $500 for not remaining within 10 metres of a whitebait fishing net at the Clutha River on or about October 10.

Liquor ban

Thomas Allan Marshall, 30, engineer, of Morton Mains, was fined $300 for breaching a liquor ban on December 8.

Driving

David Wayne Smith, 42, of Kaitangata, was remanded in custody till March 4 for sentence for driving while disqualified and with a breath alcohol level of 1214mcg at Kaitangata on December 7.

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Cassandra Janelle Stevens, 27, farm manager, of Glenkenich, was remanded in custody till March 25 for sentence for driving while disqualified and with a breath alcohol level of 786mcg on February 3.

Dorothy Cross, 17, was fined $900 and disqualified from driving for nine months for driving while suspended at Dunedin and with a breath alcohol level of 508mcg at Milton on December 13.

Drink-driving

Peter Arapata Robertson, 24, meat grader, of Te Houka, was remanded on bail till March 4 for sentence for driving with a breath alcohol level of 1242mcg on December 9.

Terrance Sebastian Wanahi, 59, meatworker, 498mcg on January 27. Fined $800 and disqualified from driving for one year and one day.

Frederick Webb, 52, 668mcg on February 3. Fined $850 and disqualified for six months.

- The Southland Times

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