Ap­pli­ca­tion op­posed

Otago Daily Times - - Regions -

The Queen­stown­Lakes District Li­cens­ing Com­mit­tee re­served its de­ci­sion re­gard­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion by a Queen­stown bar worker to ob­tain his duty man­ager’s cer­tifi­cate, op­posed by po­lice.

Al­co­hol harm pre­ven­tion Sergeant Tracy Hag­gart said Kee­gan Iraia had con­vic­tions for as­sault­ing a fe­male in 2010, and drink­driv­ing with a blood­al­co­hol level of 98mg in Queen­stown in March 2014.

He had also re­ceived di­ver­sion on two mat­ters in 2007 and re­ceived a precharge warn­ing for fight­ing in pub­lic in Ti­maru in Fe­bru­ary last year.

He had been em­ployed at Hamill’s restau­rant, in Re­mark­ables Park, for the past six months, but pre­vi­ously worked at Su­per Liquor for nine months and had also worked in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try in Tekapo and Dunedin.

Sgt Hag­gart said al­co­hol was a fac­tor in most of Mr Iraia’s of­fend­ing and said duty man­agers were tasked with ‘‘be­ing a role model’’ for pa­trons, look­ing af­ter them and en­sur­ing they made the right de­ci­sions con­cern­ing al­co­hol.

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