High-profile drink-drive case delay – again


The resolution of a high-profile Queenstown businesswoman’s marathon drink-driving case has been delayed – again. 

The 54-year-old woman, who has name suppression, was in May found guilty of refusing to provide a blood sample, resisting arrest and refusing to accompany Queenstown police sergeant Kate Pirovano. 

The charges stemmed from an incident that now goes back more than three years to August, 2008. 

Back in May, Judge Paul Kellar allowed leave for the woman to apply for a discharge without conviction. 

The woman’s sentencing was originally scheduled for June 26 but it has been repeatedly delayed – as it was again today (Monday) in the High Court in Dunedin. 

The reason for the delay wasn’t made clear – the new date for sentencing is now November 21 in Dunedin.