Lucky save for drunk driver

00:54, May 10 2012

A trip to the police station to complain about the neighbours earned a 66-year-old joiner a drink-driving conviction.

However, he was saved from jail because he was charged with a first drinking offence instead of his fourth.

Wayne Ronald Gundersen walked into the Hawera station on April 19 after driving from Ohawe Beach.

The officer breath tested him and he blew 835mg.Judge Allan Roberts sentenced him to 125 hours community work and nine months disqualification.

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