Drink driv­ing charges

North Waikato News - - OUT & ABOUT - PHILLIPA YALDEN

A Ngaru­awahia woman who al­legedly drove boozed with her three year old son on her lap, grip­ping the wheel, has ap­peared in court.

Tahi Mary Mahu, 34, ap­peared in Huntly District Court on Tues­day fac­ing a raft of charges stem­ming from the in­ci­dent in Ngaru­awahia on Au­gust 7.

Po­lice al­lege the Ngaru­awahia lo­cal was driv­ing down Great South Rd with her son on her lap un­re­strained and hold­ing the steer­ing wheel.

When the car swerved in front of a pa­trol car, po­lice stopped the ve­hi­cle and breath tested Mahu where she al­legedly blew 867mcg of al­co­hol per litre of breath - more than twice the pros­e­cutable limit of 400mcg. The le­gal driv­ing limit is 250mcg.

Mahu ap­peared be­fore Com­mu­nity Mag­is­trate Ngaire Mas­celle in the Huntly District Court where she en­tered no plea to charges of ill ne­glect of a child un­der18 years old, dan­ger­ous driv­ing, driv­ing with­out the ap­pro­pri­ate li­cence and driv­ing with ex­cess breath al­co­hol - third and sub­se­quent.

Due to the na­ture of the drink driv­ing charges Mahu was un­able to make a plea be­fore a com­mu­nity mag­is­trate and was in­stead re­manded on bail to reap­pear be­fore a judge on Oc­to­ber 20 at 10am.

Bail con­di­tions in­clude not driv­ing any ve­hi­cle, not to en­ter li­censed premises and not to con­sume or pos­sess al­co­hol.

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