Saturday, January 20, 2007


Drunk New Zealand policeman keeps job

`New Zealand policeman, constable Jonathon “Jono” Erwood has been discharged without conviction by a judge at the New Plymouth District Court and has been allowed to keep his job after he arrived to a car crash scene drunk. [..]

When constable Erwood arrived at the double fatality July 9, 2006 crash scene on his day off he was taken aside by another police officer and breathalysed and then charged with drunk driving.

The judge who discharged him, Louis Erwood, said that constable Erwood risked his life by responding to the accident. “There was nothing personal in this for you and it reflects a commitment to your job which you should be proud of.”‘

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