Queenstown court

Too drunk to remember drive

A Colombian kitchen-hand was so hammered he has no memory of a "shocker" of a dangerous drive into a popular Queenstown suburb. Cristian Esteban Moreno Lagos had a blood alcohol level of 267mg on June 23 when he was found...

Jail for arson

A Queenstown man who set fire to his former partner's home while she and her children were sleeping has been jailed for more than four years. Dillan Wilson (22), a blocklayer, was in a relationship with the woman for nearly...

Theft fuelled gambling habit

A Queenstown accountant yesterday admitted stealing up to $12,000 from the regional bowls association to fund his gambling habit. Eric Thomas Lee, 74, also forged a signature on a financial statement of Central Otago Bowls to cover his tracks. And he...