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Selwyn Times: May 23, 2017

Selwyn Times: May 23,

FREE TUESday may 23 2017 379 7100 Selwyn Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass No rockin’ Robins Joe Robins rises high to take a clean line-out during Waihora’s 20-16 do or die win against Saracens. The result means that Waihora have sneaked into the final play-off spot in the Combined Country Cup and are still a chance of retaining the title they won last season. They will now play arch rivals Southbridge in Saturday’s quarter-final, which is a rematch of last year’s grand-final. •More on page 13 PHOTO: KAREN CASEY Drinking driver clocked at 164km/h Motorist four times the limit • By Andrew King A MOTORIST was caught travelling at 164km/h with four times the legal breath/alcohol limit on Saturday. Senior Constable Andy Williamson was on his way to a call in Akaroa when he clocked the speeding, 40-year-old man on the Christchurch Akaroa Rd, SH75, near Motukarara at about 5pm. Moments before he recorded him at that speed, Senior Constable Williamson said the man’s car was travelling at 172km/h. When the driver, who was from Christchurch, got out of his Volkswagen Golf, Senior Constable Williamson noticed the smell of alcohol. He recorded a breath/alcohol reading of 1025mcg/l. The legal limit is 250mcg/l. “It is absolute madness. It’s one of the single most reckless acts of driving I have experienced,” Senior Constable Williamson said. “He is risking himself and others if he was to crash at that speed, it would be horrific to everyone involved. It is suicidal.” The man was arrested and charged with driving at a dangerous speed and excess breath alcohol. When asked what his excuse for driving so recklessly, he said: “I just put my foot down.” His licence is suspended for 28 days from the incident and he had to pay for a tow truck to collect his car from the side of the road. He will appear in the Christchurch District Court on June 7. Your local luxury Convenient Location Free Car Parking Local Luxury of Choice 9ROUND NOW OPEN 70-76 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston | 9 Masefield Drive (entry from Countdown and McCauley Street) 9Round | ANZ Portabank | ASB ATM | BNZ | Coffee Culture | Corianders | Fascino Shoes | Harcourt’s | helloworld | Highgate Hair Postie | Ray White | Robert Harris | Rolleston Bakery | Rolleston Central Health | Rolleston Drycleaners | Rolleston Florist and Gifts Rolleston Haircuts | Snap Fitness | Subway | Tepan Yaki FLAME | Unichem | Viva La Moda | The Warehouse | Westpac Ph 03 347 9192 Like us on Facebook rollestonsq/ Proudly managed by Colliers Real Estate Management Limited