The ''quite exceptional'' circumstances of an incident which
led to a man being charged with drink-driving on May 4,
caused Judge Robert Murfitt to waive any fine or
disqualification in the Queenstown District Court on Tuesday.
A Queenstown pilot was sentenced to 150 hours' community work
and disqualified from driving for one year by Judge John
Macdonald in the Queenstown District Court yesterday when he
appeared for sentence on one charge of drink-driving causing
The Liquor Licensing Authority (LLA) has suspended a Kurow
hotel's trading licence for two days, after police
successfully prosecuted the premises for selling alcohol to
an intoxicated 19-year-old man who later crashed and died
while driving drunk.
High-risk drink-drivers cause almost two-thirds of fatal
crashes where alcohol is a contributing factor and new
figures on the country's recidivist drivers do "not make
pretty reading", a top road policing manager says.