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Selwyn Times: December 13, 2016

Selwyn Times: December 13,

FREE TUESday dECEMBER 13 2016 379 7100 Selwyn Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) Make us your No. 1 stop for fresh fruit aNd vegetables opeN 7 days Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass Drink driving mums caught in Xmas blitz Selwyn motorists ignore warnings • By Tom Doudney A WOMAN who was nearly five times over the drink driving limit was caught by police just moments after she had picked her children up from school. The 38-year-old from Rolleston recorded a breath alcohol reading of 1157 mcg/L when she was stopped on Tennyson St with her two children, aged three and nine, in the car on Friday about 3.15pm. The legal limit is 250 mcg/L This comes in spite of police having warned they would be doing more breath testing as part of their annual Christmas-New Year drink driving campaign. Constable Blair Croucher said when the woman was told police BEWARE: The police are out in force in Selwyn over the Christmas period. would be driving her children back to the police station, where their father would later pick them up, she objected because she thought her children would be transported without car seats and that would put them at risk. “I said to her ‘look, you were concerned that I was going to transport your children a short distance in my patrol car without child seats in there but you don’t seem too concerned about driving almost five times over the limit with your children, plus driving past a school and a pre-school while children were exiting the school’ and she pretty much just had a total disregard,” Constable Croucher said. “It’s extremely lucky, given her high reading, that there were no injuries.” An hour and a half later, another Rolleston woman, 35, recorded a reading of 696 mcg/L when stopped in the Faringdon subdivision with her four-yearold child in the car. The woman was pulled over after failing to stop at a stop sign. Both women have had their licences suspended for 28 days and will appear in court, charged with excess breath alcohol. Several other drink drivers were apprehended by police over the weekend, including a Springston woman, 54, who crashed her car off the Lake Rd bridge at Coes Ford on the way home from a work function on Friday at about 10.30pm. She recorded a reading of 800mcg/L. A man who crashed his car on Blakes Rd, near Prebbleton, on Friday night could not be breath tested as he was taken to hospital following the crash. However police suspected alcohol was involved and were awaiting the results of a blood test. Merry Christmas FROM ROLLESTON SQUARE Convenient Location Free Car Parking Local Luxury of Choice The Rolleston Square retailers wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. Find out more about our stores at rollestonsquare.co.nz 70-76 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston | 9 Masefield Drive (entry from Countdown and McCauley Street) ANZ Portabank | ASB ATM | BNZ | Coffee Culture | Corianders | Fascino Shoes | Harcourt’s | helloworld | Highgate Hair Monkey Spices | Postie | Ray White | Robert Harris | Rolleston Bakery | Rolleston Central Health | Rolleston Drycleaners Rolleston Florist and Gifts | Rolleston Haircuts | Snap Fitness | Subway | Unichem | Viva La Moda | The Warehouse | Westpac rollestonsquare.co.nz Ph 03 347 9192 Like us on Facebook to find out what happening at Rolleston Square leading up to Christmas.. facebook.com/rollestonsq Proudly managed by Colliers Real Estate Management Limited