Valentines Day fatal crash driver pleads guilty
A woman has admitted drink-driving causing the death of a Hamilton woman and injuring her three friends.
Nawton woman Amanda Catherine Lowery admitted in the Hamilton District Court today a charge of driving with an excess blood alcohol causing the death of Shayna Kumitau while driving on State Highway 23 on Valentines Day this year.
Lowery, 41, also admitted three other charges of driving with excess breath alcohol causing injury to Abby Benge, Rebekka Marsh and Samuel Tait who also suffered extensive injuries.
Lowery returned a blood alcohol level of 190 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.
The legal limit is 80mg.
Lowery was remanded until October for sentencing.
The impact of the crash was so loud it was heard by a teenager wearing headphones and playing loud computer games in a house nearby.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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