A Greymouth District Court judge will decide whether
prominent West Coast lawyer Doug Taffs is guilty of a fourth
After hearing the case yesterday, Judge Michael Behrens
reserved his decision.
Taffs, 59, of Westport, had historic excess breath-alcohol
convictions from 1981 and 1993, and when he was caught again
last year he tried to beat the breath-testing procedure by
stuffing coins in his mouth.
The ploy did not work and he was convicted of that charge in
September but, on August 19 he was again breath-tested after
police followed his Landrover up his driveway.
- Greymouth Star