Hands up if you are surprised

October 31st, 2010 at 11:42 am by David Farrar

Whale has a copy of a story in today’s SST about how North Shore Mayor (for another 12 hours) failed a roadside alcohol test while driving his Council car on Friday night. The Police won’t say what the result of the evidential breath test was, but presumably he passed that one.

I wonder if Mayor Williams was one of those who signed up the HoS two drinks max campaign?

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14 Responses to “Hands up if you are surprised”

  1. Rodders (1,755 comments) says:

    He might have signed up for a two drinks min campaign, though

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  2. tvb (4,432 comments) says:

    If he failed the test it is highly unlikely he was under the limit.

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  3. John Gibson (295 comments) says:

    I guess it was an opportunity for Slater to get one last boot in before kicking Williams no longer generates traffic.

    [DPF: Not at all - think of all the fun if he stands for NZ First]

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  4. Rodders (1,755 comments) says:

    John Gibson says “get one last boot in before kicking Williams no longer generates traffic.”

    That depends on whether Winston recruits Andrew Williams for the 2011 NZ First list. As with Winston and Michael Laws, Andrew Williams has a humble, modest and self-effacing manner that does credit to that party.

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  5. jaba (2,143 comments) says:

    hic

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  6. Don the Kiwi (1,763 comments) says:

    Rodders.

    :lol:

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  7. Nick Kearney (1,244 comments) says:

    It was probably all my fault.

    @tvb, not necessarily. The roadside test is not as good an indicator as the Intoxilyzer 5000 (if that was used).

    With the evidential, you also get the benefit of the doubt, in that your lowest reading (of two) is used. If he blew 398, then 400, the result would be 398.

    Still, driving a council-issued mayoral vehicle, and failing a roadside test, is bad form. Really bad form.

    But of course Williams is simply being picked on.

    If it was Paul Henry, the Left would be calling for his execution.

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  8. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    Personally, in my honest view he is in self destruct mode. Typical of an alcoholic with some big personality issues. Fit for Public Office?

    Perhaps if one needs grooming.

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  9. gravedodger (1,566 comments) says:

    You are only picking on him because he is Gray, I mean strange, No I meant quaint, hang on I think I’m confushed, try odd.

    He would be a good fit with an unemployed, vertically challenged Dwarf but could his Liver accept the nomination in good health/faith., think of those caucus meetings at The Green Parrot, the health food and then there is the “scotch” factor. Jane will be beside himself.

    South Island secession sometimes looks really really attractive, sort of like a stunning young Indian lady.

    ps was queer the word I wash looking for hic.

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  10. Doug (410 comments) says:

    Might just go to explain the early AM TXTs.

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  11. ross (1,437 comments) says:

    But did the police officer who stopped Williams have the authority to breath test him? I would’ve thought that Williams was sufficiently well known to avoid any charges.

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  12. Dexter (303 comments) says:

    The Intoxilyzer will show anyone with a breath reading of around 440 and under as a flat 400. So he could still have been over the limit, as the road side device indicated but been given the benefit of that inbuilt margin of error.

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  13. Hurf Durf (2,860 comments) says:

    I’ll miss Andy. Still, from tomorrow I’ll have B-Dawg and his train set to provide lolz.

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  14. GPT1 (2,122 comments) says:

    I was surprised that he passed the evidential breath test.

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