The Herald reports:
The family of a woman killed more than a decade ago by a drink driver are flabbergasted to learn the man has been at it again.
Dean Anthony Martin got behind the wheel in the early hours of November 18 and veered over the opposite lane and crashed into a ditch in Dunedin’s North Rd.
He slept there for some time before police were called and was then abusive when they took him to the station and tried to breathalyse him.
And he has form:
He jailed Martin for 13 months and banned him from driving for a year and a half.
When the Otago Daily Times informed Vicki Smillie about the defendant’s latest crash, she was stunned.
Her daughter, 33-year-old Kellie-Rachel Smillie, a mother of two, was in the passenger seat of Martin’s car when he crashed near Waikouaiti on October 13, 2006. She died in the crash.
He was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment and ordered not to drive for four.
He has killed one person already through drink driving. After this incident you would think he would face a lifetime ban?