26 Sep 2009

Drink-drive conviction for council chief executive

7:52 pm on 26 September 2009

The chief executive of the Invercargill District Council has been fined and disqualified from driving after pleading guilty to charges following an accident.

Richard King appeared on Friday in the Invercargill District Court and pleaded guilty to drink driving and careless use of a vehicle.

He was fined $1,130 and disqualified from driving for nine months.

The Invercargill City Council had already given him a final written warning and says he will not lose his job over the incident.