Kiwi musician Andrew Fagan convicted for riding motorbike while drunk

Andrew Fagan.
Andrew Fagan.

Radio host and musician Andrew Fagan has been convicted and fined for riding a motorbike at more than twice the legal alcohol limit.

Fagan appeared in Waitakere District Court this morning and pleaded guilty to a charge of driving with excess breath alcohol.

Police prosecutor Stewart King said Fagan was seen driving in excess of the speed limit on a Suzuki motorcycle on Titirangi Rd on August 1.

"The defendant appeared to be unbalanced as he struggled to put his motorcycle on a stand after being stopped by police," he said.

Fagan was breath tested and showed a breath alcohol reading of 841mcg per litre of breath, more than double the legal limit of 400mcg.

"When spoken to by police the defendant stated that it was a wide road and that his speed was not hurting anyone."

The court was told Fagan had a clean driving record and had never appeared in court before.

Community magistrate Janet Holmes noted that he was "well over twice the legal limit", and took into account his early guilty plea.

He was convicted and fined $750, disqualified from driving for six months, and ordered to pay court costs of $130.

Fagan hosts an evening radio show on Radio Live with his wife, Karyn Hay.

He was frontman for the 80s band The Mockers, and now performs with his current band The People.

- APNZ

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