Drink-driver takes two along for the ride
A motorcyclist caught drink-driving with no helmet and two passengers on his bike was fined $2,700 and banned from the roads.
Ezra Ararat, 33, was spotted on Front Street by police Magistrates’ Court heard. He pulled over and his passengers ran off.
Ararat, from Devonshire, told police: “I wasn’t driving, I had three shots of Hennessey.”
A later breath test showed 150 milligrams in 100 millilitres of blood — almost twice the legal limit of 80mg/100ml.
Ararat admitted drink-driving, carrying two passengers and failure to use a helmet last Wednesday night.
He said: “I am fully responsible for my actions and I apologise to the court.”
Magistrate Juan Wolffe banned him for 18 months.
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