Man tries to lure woman into car Po­lice de­scribe man’s at­tempts as ‘per­sis­tent’

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Man tried to coax woman

Aman wear­ing a dis­tinc­tive brown and green woolly jersey and thick rimmed glasses is be­ing sought by Queen­stown po­lice af­ter try­ing to coax a Latino woman into his car in a shel­tered spot just off Ar­row­town’s main street. The al­leged in­ci­dent hap­pened about 6.25pm on Tues­day last week at a bus stop on Ramshaw Lane, just be­hind the town’s mu­seum. Po­lice de­scribed the man’s at­tempts to coax the woman into his black, late model 4WD as ‘‘per­sis­tent’’. Any­one who wit­nessed the Cau­casian man of medium height, aged in his early to mid-fifties with a re­ced­ing brown hair­line, talk­ing to the woman should con­tact Queen­stown po­lice on 03 441 1600.

No luck for Ir­ish man

An Ir­ish­man who flew to Queen­stown from Aus­tralia had within hours crashed a car af­ter drink­ing, se­ri­ously in­jur­ing his brother and a taxi driver. Stephen Joseph Hud­son, 26, engi­neer, ap­peared be­fore Judge Michael Turner in the Queen­stown Dis­trict Court on Mon­day on two charges of drink-driv­ing caus­ing in­jury on De­cem­ber 22. Hud­son ar­rived at Queen­stown Air­port at 2.30pm and later in the evening he was driv­ing in Fern­hill with his brother. He lost con­trol of the ve­hi­cle on a bend and crashed head-on with a taxi, caus­ing the taxi to roll back 25 me­tres. All three were in­jured in the crash and Hud­son’s brother was knocked un­con­scious and had to be cut from the ve­hi­cle be­fore be­ing air­lifted to Dunedin Hos­pi­tal with four cracked ribs and se­ri­ous cuts. The taxi driver suf­fered a frac­tured arm and shoul­der and bro­ken ribs. Hud­son was taken to the Lakes Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal with a cut to his head. He dis­charged him­self a short time later and left on foot be­fore po­lice caught up with him. He was later found to have a blood al­co­hol level of 233mg. At the time, Hud­son de­nied be­ing the driver. Judge Turner or­dered emo­tional harm repa­ra­tion and pre­sen­tence re­ports for sen­tenc­ing and re­manded Hud­son on bail un­til Jan­uary 27. He warned Hud­son that home de­ten­tion was likely.

Cromwell as­sault

An­gus Gib­bons, 26, of Cromwell, was fined $200 and or­dered to pay a $200 emo­tional harm pay­ment for as­sault­ing the duty man­ager at the Golden Gate Lodge in Cromwell on De­cem­ber 22. Arama Te­moti Rawiri, of Auck­land, was re­manded in cus­tody un­til to­day be­fore re­turn­ing to Auck­land to ap­pear in the Manuka Dis­trict Court for sen­tence on Fe­bru­ary 11 for as­sault with in­tent to in­jure, three charges of as­sault and breach­ing com­mu­nity work in Queen­stown on Jan­uary 5.

Wound­ing with in­tent

Rawiri Wiremu James Dais, 20, of Wanaka, was re­manded un­til Fe­bru­ary 11 for sen­tence for wound­ing with in­tent in Wanaka on Au­gust 24. The judge in­di­cated he would sen­tence Dais to home de­ten­tion.

Dis­or­derly be­hav­iour

Gareth Rhys Pasco, 34, of Frank­ton, was sen­tenced to 40 hours’ com­mu­nity work and or­dered to pay a $250 emo­tional harm pay­ment for be­hav­ing in a dis­or­derly man­ner likely to cause vi­o­lence at the Frank­ton Mo­tor Camp on De­cem­ber 22. Hemi Pow­ell Mitchell, 26, of Wanaka, sen­tenced to 80 hours’ com­mu­nity work and or­dered to pay $1635 repa­ra­tion for in­ten­tion­ally dam­ag­ing a sprin­kler sys­tem in a po­lice cell and dis­or­derly be­hav­iour in Wanaka on De­cem­ber 20. Rainer Brent Boreham-Van­dervis, 23, stu­dent, of Dunedin, was sen­tenced to 80 hours’ com­mu­nity work for dis­or­derly be­hav­iour likely to cause vi­o­lence on Jan­uary 12 in Queen­stown. Robert Eric Cameron, 41, builder, was fined $250 for dis­or­derly be­hav­iour on De­cem­ber 15.

Drink-driv­ing

Kather­ine-Anne Roberta Ja­nine Ash­ton, 31, was fined $1000 and dis­qual­i­fied for eight months for driv­ing with a breath al­co­hol level of 1061mcg in Cromwell on De­cem­ber 31. Philip Christo­pher Wal­ters, 47, car­pen­ter, 960mcg and driv­ing while for­bid­den on Oc­to­ber 5. Sen­tenced to two months’ com­mu­nity de­ten­tion, 100 hours’ com­mu­nity work and dis­qual­i­fied for eight months. Colin Gor­don Arm­strong, 53, lock­smith, of Wanaka, 836mcg on Jan­uary 5. Fined $830 and dis­qual­i­fied for six months. Jen­nifer Lee Parr, 41, of Al­bert Town, 761mcg on De­cem­ber 13. Fined $750 and dis­qual­i­fied for six months. Hana Vo­jte­chovska, 31, of Wanaka, 454mcg on De­cem­ber 21. Fined $450 and dis­qual­i­fied for six months. Vaughan Aled McKay, 18, builder, of Happy Val­ley in South­land, 310mcg (un­der 20) on De­cem­ber 22. Fined $300 and dis­qual­i­fied for three months. Ja­son Michael Searle, 45, builder, of Wanaka, was fined $710 and dis­qual­i­fied for six months for driv­ing with a blood al­co­hol level of 142mg in Wanaka on Novem­ber 16.

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