NZ: Lawyer caught drink-driving after Covid jab loses bid to get let off

A lawyer caught drink-driving in Christchurch after receiving her Covid jab has failed in her bid to get discharged without conviction.

The lawyer was fined $400, ordered to pay court costs of $130 and disqualified from driving for six months.

Interim name suppression was lifted when she appeared in the district court on Tuesday.

But last week, defence counsel Aja Trinder said her client would appeal the suppression decision and filed a memorandum in court seeking continued interim name suppression until the appeal was determined – preventing publication of her name.