Three members of a South Canterbury family were booked for drink-driving on the same night. At 12.15 am on Saturday, a boy, 15, was stopped and arrested for drink-driving on State Highway 1 near Timaru. He blew 529 micrograms per litre of breath, more than three-and-a-half times the youth limit. He was taken to Timaru police station and his mother was called to collect him, but she was stopped about 2.14 am and arrested for drink-driving after blowing 776 mcg, nearly twice the adult limit of 400. The woman rang her partner to come and pick them both up, but he was stopped about 3 am and arrested when he blew 559 mcg.
Source: Dominion Post 13 June 2011, p. A3.