The media have gone all in on Mike Bush and a drink driving story written about in the Auckland Star 34 years ago when Paula Penfold worked for them.
Paula Penfold has made out that they broke the story just yesterday in a gotcha sting against Mike Bush.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush has admitted a historical drink driving conviction.
Under existing recruitment policies, the conviction would prevent Bush from ever even applying to join police, but he is protected by how long ago it happened.
“The incident happened 34 years ago while I was an off-duty detective constable in Auckland in 1983,” Bush said in a statement.
“I was 23 years old at the time and had been in Police for five years. I pleaded guilty and was convicted. I received a $250 fine and was disqualified from driving for six months.”
Bush released a public statement on Friday morning after months of questioning by the Stuff Circuit investigation team. Read more »