Drink driver 'should've walked'

By Mike Dinsdale


A Whangarei man who made the decision not to walk a couple of hundred metres up the road has been jailed for his fourth drink driving conviction.

Wayne Donald MOSELEY, 54, appeared for sentencing in Whangarei District Court on a charge of driving with excess breath alcohol for a third or subsequent time after he was stopped driving on Gannet Place, Ruakaka, at 11.50pm on April 13.

A breath test showed Moseley had a level of 662 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The legal limit is 400mcg.

According to the police summary of facts to the court in explanation he told police he was really sorry for his actions.

"I just should have walked, I only went a couple of hundred metres up the road," Moseley said.

He was sentenced to seven months' jail and disqualified from driving for two years.

Northland has some of the highest rates of drink-driving in the country, particularly repeat offenders, and the Northern Advocate is publishing its "name and shame" list of all people convicted of drink driving offences in the region.

- NORTHERN ADVOCATE

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