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Monday 31 October 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Court, Crime, National

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Woman pleads  guilty to drink driving charge
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A woman was caught over three times the legal breath alcohol limit, the Criminal Court heard on Thursday.

Princess Raukete pleaded guilty to excess breath alcohol before Justice of the Peace Tangi Taoro.

Raukete tested 880 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath on August 6 at Tupapa. The legal limit is 250 micrograms per litre of breath.

Raukete also requested a blood test and tested over four times the legal limit.

Raukete’s lawyer Norman George said on the night of the incident his client was not aware a “traffic trap had been officially and lawfully laid out”.

“Just her bad luck she was caught in it.”

Justice of the Peace Tangi Taoro fined Raukete $265, disqualified her from driving for 12 months and ordered her to pay $150 to cover the cost of the blood test.