A drunk driver who has clipped yet another person is trying to get a discharge without conviction for the second time.
A driver has admitted careless driving causing injury after hitting a cyclist and breaking his collarbone.
Blenheim woman Wendy Louise McDonald Florence, 52, was driving west on Stephenson St about 7pm on September 21.
Police said Florence paused at the Maxwell Rd intersection, which was controlled by a give way sign, before turning right onto Maxwell Rd, passing in front of a cyclist.
The cyclist, heading south on Maxwell Rd, was unable to stop in time to avoid Florence’s car, and crashed into the front right-hand side, the police summary of facts said.
He was knocked from his bike, breaking his right collarbone as he hit the tarseal.
The cyclist was taken to Blenheim’s Wairau Hospital by ambulance, where he had surgery to fix his collarbone using a metal plate.
Florence told police she did not see him when she pulled out. Read more »