I see that TV1 is reporting that Tall Fern Basketballer Jordina Katu is seeking a 'discharge without conviction' when she is sentenced in the Auckland District Court today after being caught drink driving when she blew a reading of 704 mg/ltr of breath which is almost double the legal limit.
The incident occurred following a birthday party Katu attended where the so called designated driver had too much to drink and she decided to take over driving duties.
Katu is arguing that a conviction could limit her international travel and ruin her dream of competing in the 2016 Olympics. She said that being discharged would not be seen as showing favouritism to sports stars.
To that I say BULLSHIT. She should be treated like any other person caught drink driving. No better and certainly no less. I expect the Judge to do his/her duty and act without fear or favour.
Updated 16.47 ... Away from court, a Basketball New Zealand spokesman said Katu had a trial for the team but wasn't asked back."She's not even on the radar for the Tall Ferns.''
So, she lied (or at least misspoke). Funny that ... trust the Judge was made aware of this.