Drink driver on home detention

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Wiremu Parata’s crim­i­nal his­tory caught up with him last Tues­day af­ter he was con­victed of drink driv­ing for the third time.

Parata ap­peared in Porirua Dis­trict Court af­ter he was caught the pre­vi­ous week driv­ing in Wai­tan­girua at twice the legal breath al­co­hol limit.

The breath screen­ing test con­ducted by po­lice gave a read­ing of 561 mi­cro­grams of al­co­hol per litre of breath. The legal limit is 250.

The court was told about sev­eral other oc­ca­sions when Parata had been caught driv­ing while over the limit and driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied.

Be­fore Tues­day, Parata’s most re­cent court ap­pear­ance was in 2014.

Judge John Walker said he did not take the case lightly and that Parata made it worse for him­self by driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied.

Walker con­victed and sen­tenced Parata to six months’ home detention and 100 hours’ com­mu­nity ser­vice, and or­dered him to at­tend a drink driv­ing pro­gramme. He was dis­qual­i­fied in­def­i­nitely from driv­ing.

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