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KELVIN Wayne Tamihere, 38, forestry worker, pleaded guilty to drink-driving (839mcg) for a third or subsequent time – his fourth, the last being in 2006.

He was sentenced to four months community detention, six months supervision, and will be subject to alcohol-interlock and zero-alcohol licence provisions.

Judge Cathcart said were it not for the 13-year gap since Tamihere's last similar offence, he might have faced a higher- order sentence.

MOHI O'Connor, 29, labourer, pleaded guilty to drink-driving (651mcg) for a third or subsequent time – his fourth and a breach of bail. The charge resulted from a routine stop.

He was sentenced to 130 hours community work, nine months supervision, disqualified indefinitely, and will be subject in future to a zero-alcohol licence.