Ahere Asa Scott
A teenager has been jailed for driving with seven times the legal limit of alcohol – his third such conviction in 12 months.
Ahere Scott, 19, of Haumoana, Hastings, was stopped by police driving after driving without headlights past a police patrol at 3.30am two days after Christmas, Hawke's Bay Today reported.
He blew 1118mcg – the legal limit for a person under 20 is 150mcg.
It was third time during 2007 that Scott had been stopped for driving with excess breath alcohol, something Judge Richard Watson said he never previously encountered.
"I've never had a person in 18 years as a district court judge that had appeared in court three times in one year on drink driving charges," he told Hastings District Court.
On the two other occasions last year, Scott blew 968mcg in March, six times over the legal limit, and 661mcg in May.
A probation report suggested Scott should receive a sentence of home detention.
However, Judge Watson said he was reluctant to send him home.
"I have concerns about the address as one occupant who lives there has had a drink driving conviction and the other has had six drink driving convictions."
He jailed Scott for three months and disqualified him from driving indefinitely.
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