Former All Black Keith Robinson
has had his sentencing for a drink driving charge stood
The 36-year-old farmer, who played 12 tests for the All
Blacks up to 2007, appeared at the Hamilton District Court
this morning having entered guilty pleas to drink-driving and
one of driving with a suspended licence.
Robinson's lawyer Moana Dorset told the court she was under
the impression Robinson would be considered for community
detention with the possibility of electronic monitoring via
an ankle bracelet.
But Judge Arthur Tompkins said he had had no such indication
by the previous Judge, Glen Marshall, about his arrangements
and said the starting sentence should be a term of
Following an adjournment, Judge Tompkins said the matter
needed to go back before Judge Marshall.
He remanded Robinson on bail to reappear before the court on
Robinson was charged after he was caught driving with an
excess blood alcohol reading on State Highway 26 on May 12
after police saw his vehicle cross the centre line.
He returned a reading of 115mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood
when stopped by police. The legal limit is 80mg.
Robinson was also before the court to face a charge of
driving with a suspended licence on May 27 after being
stopped on Kurangahui Rd.
He entered guilty pleas to both charges in July.
Robinson last year admitted to a charge of injuring with
intent to injure, over an attack on a 50-year-old man outside
the Palace Hotel in Te Aroha during a pub crawl.
He was sentenced in January to 300 hours of community work
and nine months of supervision, and was ordered to undertake
an anger management course.