Otago Daily Times

Recalled to jail after boat rage incident


HAMILTON: A Coromandel man (58) on life parole has been recalled to jail after a boat rage incident at Tairua last month.

The man, who has interim name suppressio­n, appeared in the Hamilton District Court yesterday morning.

He is charged with operating a vessel dangerousl­y, common assault and two charges of assault with a weapon.

The court heard that due to his criminal history an interim recall order took effect immediatel­y, pending a final decision by the Parole Board.

The charges relate to a videoed incident at the Tairua wharf showing a boat being rammed by an inflatable and a man and woman getting into a row.

The man was remanded without plea to appear by video link in the Thames District Court next month.

A woman (52) was charged with assault and will appear in the Thames court next week. — RNZ

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