Mutsuko Morisue

The survivor of a Queenstown hit-and-run will get only a third of the reparation she is owed before the man who drove into her is deported. Mutsuko Morisue learned last week she will finally get $2500 from recidivist drink-driver Nicholas...

Not even one cent

A year after a hit-and-run drink-driver nearly killed her, a Queenstown woman is still waiting for him to pay reparation. Japanese hotel worker Mutsuko Morisue was flung 10 metres when she was hit by a car on the footpath outside...
A high court judge says a hit-and-run driver's time in prison is justified because he was drunk, speeding and reckless when he bowled resort woman Mutsuko Morisue. Justice Cameron Mander dismissed an appeal by Nicholas Edward Catlin over the length...
The survivor of a horrific hit-and-run wants Queenstowners to keep one thought in their minds when considering drink-driving. "I just want to send a message to them – you might hurt someone," Mutsuko Morisue says. "And it's not only them. "It's the...
Queenstown is bucking the national downward trend for drink-drive convictions – and now has an average of four a week. Ministry of Justice stats show 208 people were convicted at Queenstown District Court in 2016. Another 100 have been been convicted...
Brave Mutsuko Morisue was in court on Monday to face down the hopeless drink-driver who almost killed her. The Japanese Queenstowner, 42, needed emergency brain surgery after Nicholas Catlin – three times the drink-drive limit and speeding – mowed her...
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