Timaru family trio nabbed for drink-driving

Three members of a Timaru family were arrested at the weekend for drink-driving in separate incidents.

Police booked a 15-year-old boy for drink-driving on State Highway 1 near Timaru in the early hours of Saturday morning, The Dominion Post reported.

He blew 529 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath -- more than 3-1/2 times the youth legal limit.

When he was taken to Timaru police station his mother was called to collect him.

However, on her way she was booked for drink-driving with a level of 776mcg, nearly twice the legal limit.

Then as they waited at the police station for the woman's partner to pick the two up, he was stopped and arrested after blowing 559mcg.