The Drunk Driving Clown of Campbells Bay

The story was broken here first on Friday night, and it looks likes Jonathan Marshall has spent most of Saturday tracking down the details. For some reason the story isn’t online so here it is in all its glory.

Once again the boozy mayor has become an embarrassment for his appalling drinking habit. I warned him to seek help during the election campaign and he reacted with denial and vitriol. He even angrily attacked John Banks when he suggested Andrew Williams stop drinking.

No doubt he will explain all this away as being on important last minute council business, or like with the incident when he assaulted an ambulance officer after collapsing in a drunken stupor, it could well be the return of the “Chinese Lurgy”.

What Andrew Williams really needs to do is forget about standing for NZ First or some Michael Laws led party and sort out his anger and drinking problems.

The story leaves many unanswered questions though

  • Why was back up required?
  • Did Williams get aggressive?
  • Did he pull the old “Do you know who I am” excuse?
  • Did he demand the North Shore District Commander Les Patterson make it all go away?
  • Why has no enforcement action been taken?
  • Is this another case of celebrity “justice”?

Either way I feel vindicated that everything I have ever said about Andrew Williams has been true.

Andrew Williams in Drink Driving outrage

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.