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