Woman in court over drink driving with kids

By Jimmy Ellingham

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A woman accused of drink-driving almost four times over the limit with two small children in the car has indicated she will plead guilty.

Kylie Antunovich, 29, entered no plea to an excess breath-alcohol charge when she appeared in the Auckland District Court today.

She will reappear next month.

Her lawyer Martin Hislop said she was going "into a facility" for rehabilitation.

Antunovich was tested about 6.30pm on December 30 after a concerned motorist followed her to a property on Barrett Rd, Riverhead and called police.

The motorist told officers there were two young children in the car.

Antunovich's alleged breath-alcohol level was 1568 micrograms. The legal limit is 400mcg.

A source has told the New Zealand Herald that Antunovich said at the time she had consumed half a litre of vodka shortly before driving.

Waitemata road policing manager Inspector Mark Fergus has said Antunovich was "seen to be swerving into other lanes and driving off the shoulder of the road".


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