Family concerned, call police
Concerned about his whereabouts the family of a 22-year-old man asked police to keep an eye out for him.
When later located, Jayden Beardsley, forestry worker, was found to be drink-driving and driving while disqualified. He returned a breath-alcohol reading of 856 micrograms.
Beardsley pleaded guilty in Gisborne District Court to the offences, each of which were third or subsequent ones. (It was his fourth conviction for drink-driving.)
He was sentenced by Judge Warren Cathcart to five months' community detention and nine months' supervision.
An indefinite disqualification was imposed and Beardsley will be subject in future to zero-alcohol licence provisions.