Police consider appealing Gisborne drink-driving decision

Police consider appealing Gisborne drink-driving decision

National News

Police are taking legal advice on whether they will appeal a court decision to discharge a sportswoman on drink-driving charges.

In the Gisborne District Court last week, Judge Graham Hubble discharged the woman without conviction and granted her permanent name suppression after she appeared on a charge of driving with almost twice the legal alcohol limit.

Police will now be seeking advice from Crown Law on whether an appeal against the decision will be lodged.

Police have also confirmed the woman is not well known nationally and does not play a mainstream sport.

No further comment will be made from police regarding this matter until an appeal decision is made.

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