Former Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox has pleaded guilty to a charge of drink-driving.
She appeared in the Hamilton District Court this morning.
Ms Fox was breath tested in Hamilton in November and recorded a breath test of 593-microgrammes of alcohol per litre of breath.
It was more than twice the legal limit of 250-microgrammes.
A conviction wasn't entered because Ms Fox intends to apply for a discharge without conviction at her next court appearance in February, when she will be sentenced.