A man who says he was "sleep-driving" when he allegedly
crashed a car into a Wairarapa property last year has mad a
brief appearance in court today.
Masterton man Darryl Donald James Cox, 34, has pleaded not
guilty to driving with excess blood alcohol and driving while
holding a revoked licence.
It is alleged that early on on November 15 last year, Cox was
driving down French St in Masterton and missed the corner,
smashing through the wooden fence of Roberts Rd resident
Vicki Thompson's property, destroying a goldfish pond and
ripping up the lawn and gardens.
Emergency services allegedly found Cox unconscious and cut
him out of the Subaru Legacy.
Cox had said he was "sleep-driving" and said he was asleep at
the wheel after taking sleeping pills.
He appeared in court today to sort out any legal issues
before trial, and Judge Peter Hobbs remanded him on continued
bail until his next court date.
Cox has elected a trial by jury, set down for April next