Police consider appealing Gisborne drink-driving decision
Police consider appealing Gisborne drink-driving
Police are taking legal advice on whether they
will appeal a court decision to discharge a sportswoman on
In the Gisborne District Court last
week, Judge Graham Hubble discharged the woman without
conviction and granted her permanent name suppression after
she appeared on a charge of driving with almost twice the
legal alcohol limit.
Police will now be seeking advice
from Crown Law on whether an appeal against the decision
will be lodged.
Police have also confirmed the woman is
not well known nationally and does not play a mainstream
No further comment will be made from police
regarding this matter until an appeal decision is
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
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