Archive for October, 2014

Father rammed car to protect his son

October 31, 2014 | By More
Father rammed car to protect his son

A father who rammed a car to protect his son who was being pursued by five vehicles has been disqualfied from driving and ordered to do 100 hours of community work.

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Man admits burglary caught on Facebook

October 31, 2014 | By More
Man admits burglary caught on Facebook

A central city resident has abandoned his attempts to avoid a burglary conviction over an alleged vandalism incident at a container restaurant in Bealey Avenue.

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‘Imbecile’ driver may face prison

October 31, 2014 | By More
‘Imbecile’ driver may face prison

A Christchurch man described by the police as “driving like an imbecile” when he was caught well over the alcohol limit last month has a long list of previous offences.

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Officer had to leap clear of vehicle, police say

October 30, 2014 | By More
Officer had to leap clear of vehicle, police say

Police say an officer had to leap out of the way of a car driven by a fleeing driver he was trying to arrest after an incident that spanned Christchurch city early today.

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Joyriders ‘encouraging car thieves’, says judge

October 30, 2014 | By More
Joyriders ‘encouraging car thieves’, says judge

Car thieves might not commit their crimes if they did not have encouragement from joyriding friends, said a judge as a group appeared before the court for a southern escapade.

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20-year-old admits car-chase charges

October 30, 2014 | By More
20-year-old admits car-chase charges

Police have dropped a charge of assaulting a woman police officer by using a car as a weapon after she was injured when her patrol car was sideswiped by a 20-year-old driver.

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EQC staffer to attend restorative justice session

October 29, 2014 | By More
EQC staffer to attend restorative justice session

Sentencing of an EQC staffer who admitted misusing the commission’s cars, fuel cards and a cellphone for her own purposes has been delayed for a restorative justice meeting.

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Woman ‘snapped’ and threw knife after argument

October 29, 2014 | By More
Woman ‘snapped’ and threw knife after argument

A pregnant woman threw a knife which lodged in her partner’s forehead after she says she found upsetting messages on his cellphone and then “snapped”.

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Licences at risk from petrol drive-offs

October 29, 2014 | By More
Licences at risk from petrol drive-offs

Two Riccarton flatmates face losing their driving licences for a series of carefully planned and executed petrol drive-offs.

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Roper charged with assaulting prison guards

October 29, 2014 | By More
Roper charged with assaulting prison guards

A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder has appeared in court to deny charges of assaulting and resisting prison officers.

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