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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Two Riccarton flatmates face losing their driving licences for a series of carefully planned and executed petrol drive-offs.
A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder has appeared in court to deny charges of assaulting and resisting prison officers.