Caregiver at twice legal limit

By Mike Dinsdale


A Whangarei woman who was caught driving while more than two-and-a-half times over the legal alcohol limit has been sentenced to home detention and disqualified from driving for her fifth conviction.

Roslyn Angie WHITE 45, caregiver, has appeared in Whangarei District Court for sentencing on a charge of driving with excess breath alcohol for a third or subsequent time after she was stopped in Hunt St, Whangarei, at 10.12am, on October 3, last year.

Police say White was stopped by police doing routine vehicle checks. However, she exhibited signs of recent alcohol consumption and admitted drinking beer.

A test showed she had a level of 1029 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The legal limit is 400mcg for drivers aged 20 and over.

White was sentenced to five months' home detention and disqualified from driving for 15 months for her fifth drink driving conviction.

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.

Also sentenced in Northland's courts were:

Elizabeth MARTIN, 51, 448mcg, four months' community detention, 12 months' supervision, disqualified from driving for 12 months and one day for third drink driving conviction.

Christopher David JOHNSTON, 53, 665mcg, $550 fine, disqualified from driving for six months.

Kalevi Juhani JENKINS, 19, unemployed, 590mcg, $500 fine, disqualified from driving for six months.

Elaina Kay MOULDS, 19, 526mcg, $450 fine, disqualified from driving for six months.

Cameron Darryl RYDER, 30, 729mcg, $700 fine, disqualified from driving for seven months.

Hayden HEAPE, 23, joiner, 672mcg, 100 hours' community work, disqualified from driving for six months.

Judah Paul SIMPKIN, 21, 102 milligrams of alcohol per 1'00 millilitres of blood, $500 fine, disqualified from driving for six months.

Selwyn LUKE, 64, 167mg, $850 fine, disqualified from driving for six months.

Liquor limits: Aged 20 and above: 400mcg of alcohol per litre of breath; 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. Under 20: Young drivers with a blood alcohol limit of between 0.00 and 0.03 will receive an infringement fee of $200 and 50 demerit points. Young drivers with a blood alcohol limit over that will be subject to the same drink drive penalties as adults.

- Northern Advocate

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