Alan Arana Wiringi
From the Southland Times 27th March 1999
A Queenstown man held a knife to his partner's throat during an uncontrollable rage, Judge Phil Moran said in the Invercargill District Court yesterday. Alan Wiringi, 34, cleaner, was jailed for six months and further sentenced to six months' supervision after admitting threatening to kill and assault using a knife as a weapon at Queenstown on February 1. Judge Moran said Wiringi got himself into an uncontrollable rage, getting a knife from the kitchen and holding it at his partner's neck asking if she wanted to end it all. "It seems it was only the intervention of a nine-year-old child that persuaded you to put the knife down." Wiringi had a history of irrational and violent behaviour which was shown by his previous convictions, Judge Moran said.
From the Southland Times 8th December 1998
A Queenstown man narrowly escaped a jail sentence yesterday in the Queenstown District Court. Judge Brian Callaghan told Alan Wiringi he had started to write a sentence of jail for him on his sixth drink-driving charge, but changed his mind. Wiringi, a 34-year-old cleaner, was charged with driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 931mcg on August 30 and using a motor vehicle carelessly on November 18. The judge said he found himself weighing what Wiringi deserved, against what his family did not deserve. "You have caused me considerable difficulty, if not anxiety, Judge Callaghan said.
Lawyer Bryce Whiting said Wiringi had made progress against a background of criminal convictions and drugs. For the first time in 18 years, he had a job. Wiringi had driven on the day because his nine-year-old son had returned home unexpectedly. Judge Callaghan accepted he had driven because he did not want his son to be found to be alone at home. A jail sentence was deserved but it was Wiringi's partner, her three children and the couples' 2-year-old and 1-year-old children, who would lose out. Wiringi was fined $1200, sentenced to nine months' supervision, ordered to undergo counselling and disqualified from driving for 12 months.
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Assault and injury of his partner in March 2008 in Rotorua
Also assaulted his three year old child at the same time
30 prior convictions for violence, plus numerous drink driving convictions
Sentenced to 2 years 9 months imprisonment in June 2008
Sentenced to 6 months imprisonment and 6 months supervision in March 1999
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