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In brief: Court news

Monday 9 October 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

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In brief: Court news
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Court briefs - October 9

Taana Metua John was convicted and fined for excess breath alcohol and careless driving on Thursday last week.

The court heard a crash involving two vehicles was reported on September 3.

John had been riding a motorcycle and collided with another vehicle.

A subsequent blood test showed 180 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.

John told Police he had been drinking at home with family before he crashed into a car from behind.

He was taken to hospital with injuries to his knees and chin.

There was no reparation request for the car.

He was fined $335 and ordered to pay $50 court costs for excess breath alcohol, and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

He was ordered to pay $150 towards the blood test, fined $50 for careless driving and ordered to pay $50 court costs.

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Christian Hiro Tati was convicted of excess breath alcohol and careless driving following a crash in the early hours of Thursday, October 5.

The court heard a crash was reported about 1am.

Tati was riding a motorcycle when he lost control.

A subsequent breath test showed 500 micrograms per litre of breath.

He admitted consuming alcohol.

He was fined $200 plus $50 court costs for excess breath alcohol, and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

He was fined $50 plus $50 court costs for careless driving.

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Tearataia Temaru Teiti was convicted and fined for excess breath alcohol and careless driving.

Police said he had been asked at his last court appearance on September 7 to seek legal advice.

Teiti said he would enter guilty pleas.

The court heard on September 2 in Arorangi, a crash was reported at Black Rock.

Teiti admitted to drinking four glasses of bourbon before losing control of a vehicle and veering off the road.

A breath test reading showed 981 micrograms per litre of breath.

He was fined $335 plus $50 court costs for excess breath alcohol, and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Teiti was fined $50 for careless driving and ordered to pay $50 court costs.