Driver charged after pedestrian killed
A farm worker has been charged with drink-driving causing death after a pedestrian was killed in Lincoln.
James Manus Devenney, 19, is scheduled to appear in the Christchurch District Court today to face the charge.
Alex Knight, 19, was killed instantly in the June 3 incident.
Knight had got out of a friend's car while it was parked in Birches Rd and was hit by a car about 2am.
Devenney stopped after the crash and was breath-tested at the scene by police.
Police allege he recorded 661 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.
Knight was adopted from a Russian orphanage as a child by Steve and Susan Knight.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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