An Invercargill woman who drove with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit crashed a car through a fence and into a stream, forcing a cleanup by the regional council, the Invercargill District Court was told last week.
Roxanna Carla McManus appeared before Judge Brian Callaghan charged with driving with a blood alcohol level of 176mg and driving carelessly on January 1.
Prosecutor Marcus McMahon said McManus had been drinking at home to celebrate the New Year before driving.
As she took a bend she lost control and the car crashed through a fence before rolling end over end and landing, fully submerged, in the Waikiwi Stream.
McManus was thrown from the car into the water and had to swim out, Mr McMahon said.
Environment Southland had to mount a cleanup, he said.
Judge Callaghan told McManus she was lucky she had not killed herself and sentenced her to 100 hours' community work, disqualified her from driving for nine months and ordered her to pay $1299.50 reparation.
Vincent Laine Robertson, 17, was sentenced to nine months' supervision, 140 hours' community work and ordered to pay $500 emotional harm reparation for assault with intent to injure on October 29.
Tyson Gene Grennell, 24, was fined $200 for assault on March 17.
Bradley James Dowling, 19, of Isla Bank, was fined $250 on each charge for resisting police and obstructing police on March 17.
Shane Te Maro, 23, of Upper Hutt, was sentenced to nine months' supervision for resisting police and behaving in a disorderly manner likely to cause violence on March 16.
Jack Andrew Adcock, 19, was sentenced to nine months' jail and ordered to pay $773.60 reparation when appearing for sentence on 10 charges including burglary, theft and possessing cannabis. The offending took place at Waikari and Invercargill between January 5 and February 23.
Fulton Whakaari, 19, was remanded on bail to May 7 for sentence after he admitted breaching release conditions on February 13 and 15 and March 7, shoplifting on March 7, and failing to answer District Court bail on March 15.
Matthew Allan Beker, 18, was remanded on bail to May 24 for sentence for breaching community work on January 24 and February 21 and breaching supervision on January 16.
Darren Paul Scannell, 26, was sentenced to 21 days' jail for breaching home detention on January 30.
Quin Logan Ryan, 31, was ordered to come up for sentence if called upon within 12 months for breaching release conditions on February 14.
Jayden Cameron was convicted and discharged for breaching community work.
Nana Marama Corrine Rautahi, 26, was sentenced to 50 hours' community work for breaching community work on January 22.
Marie Tracey Woods, 37, solo mother, of Otatara, was sentenced to nine months' supervision and 50 hours' community work for using a telecommunications device to give a fictitious message on February 17 and failing to answer District Court bail.
The court was told Woods phoned police and told them she felt like hurting someone and needed to be locked up.
Brandon David Schultz, 19, scrap metal dealer, was remanded on bail to May 7 for sentence after he admitted a raft of charges including driving while forbidden, dishonestly using a document, sustained loss of traction and male assaults female. The offending happened mostly between January 11 and March 2.
Gregory Charles Browning, 53, truck driver, was ordered to pay $100 reparation, $1200 emotional harm reparation and disqualified from driving for six months for driving carelessly causing injury on December 17.
Tyrone Jason Watterston, dairy farm worker, of Lumsden, was fined $550 and disqualified from driving for six months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 597mcg on March 10.
James Hunter Holms, 36, farmer, of Waimahaka, 679mcg on March 15. Fined $650 and disqualified from driving for six months.
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