Drink driving

Number of drink-drivers disappoints

Number of drink-drivers disappoints

Dunedin police are disappointed by the number of intoxicated drivers apprehended at checkpoints.

Man joins list of South's worst drink-drivers

Man joins list of South's worst drink-drivers

A 65-year-old Central Otago man has become one of the South's worst drink-driving offenders.

Drink-driving behaviour 'harmless', judge says

Drink-driving behaviour 'harmless', judge says

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.

17 charged over Easter drink-driving

17 charged over Easter drink-driving

Seventeen Otago or Southland drivers will be appearing in court on drink-driving charges after the Easter weekend blitz by police.

One Easter drink-drive arrest

Only one drink-driver was processed by the rural drive group or traffic alcohol group when the police units operated around Central Otago over the long Easter weekend.

Community work for drink-driving

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 injury.

Drink-, drug-driving blitz

Drink-, drug-driving blitz

Drink-drivers and drugged drivers be warned - police are out in force this Christmas-New Year holiday period.

Booze bus tests 6000; 8 charged

A dozen people are to appear in court this week after being processed for drink-driving in Dunedin at the weekend.

Hotel's licence suspended

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.

Ugly face of drink driving

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.

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