Fined for liquor offences

A former Balclutha woman has been fined more than $1000 after buying and supplying alcohol to three minors last year.

Sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of Balclutha, said the 41-year-old bought three bottles of cider for three teenagers, then aged 14, 15 and 16. The woman had since moved to Christchurch, and appeared in the Christchurch District Court last month on three charges of purchasing and supplying alcohol to minors on July 23 last year. The woman pleaded guilty to all three charges, and was fined a total of $1050 - $350 for each charge. Sgt Dinnissen said it was the woman's first offence of this kind.

''Be very wary of who you are purchasing alcohol for. If police know you are supplying alcohol to minors, we will investigate.''