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No show on drink-driving charge

Wednesday April 29, 2015 Written by Published in Crime

Six traffic-related cases were brought before the High Court and Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams on Thursday April 16.

Sepataio Nicholas, Benjamin George Vakatini and Renae Metuariki appeared on drink-driving charges.

A bench warrant was ordered for Nicholas’ arrest after he failed to appear in court. 

Vakatini entered a plea of not guilty and defence counsel Wilkie Rasmussen sought a call over adjournment until May 7 as he had yet to receive disclosure documents from police. Metuariki appeared on charges of exceeding the legal blood-alcohol limit and careless driving causing injury. Defence counsel Mark Short sought an adjournment until May 14 to give him time to to review the case.

Tukiongo Wright, Tangirere Williams and Bishop Bailey faced charges of careless driving.

Wright will reappear on May 14 and will be represented by defence counsel Brian Mason. Disclosure documents were requested by the defendant. 

William will reappear for call over on May 7 to set a date for a defended hearing.

Bailey’s case was adjourned until April 23 to allow more time for his counsel to review the case. 

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