Woman’s sec­ond drink driv­ing charge

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A Welling­ton woman was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing af­ter she was con­victed of drink driv­ing for a sec­ond time.

Hema Yas­vant Pa­tel was stopped by po­lice while driv­ing in Cham­pion St, Can­nons Creek, on April 5.

The stop was part of a rou­tine check and a breath screen­ing test iden­ti­fied that Pa­tel was driv­ing with a read­ing of 583 mi­cro­grams of al­co­hol per litre of breath. The legal limit is 250.

At the time of the of­fence, the 26-year-old said she had had two or three glasses of wine.

Judge John Walker said that pre­vi­ous as­sess­ments had in­di­cated that al­co­hol was a ma­jor is­sue for her. She ap­peared in Porirua Dis­trict Court last Tues­day.

She was or­dered to com­plete nine months’ su­per­vi­sion and at­tend drug and al­co­hol coun­selling. She was also dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for eight months.

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