Political aide reverses plea

Saturday June 13, 2020 Written by Published in Crime
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A senior political advisor has reversed his plea on a driving charge.

Terry Rangi was stopped by police in December and ordered to take a drink-drive breath test. He allegedly refused.

Rangi is Corrections Minister George Angene’s chief executive.

Rangi, through his defence lawyer Mark Short, first entered a guilty plea in court.

Then he asked Justice of the Peace Carmen Temata to recall the matter – and Short advised there was a misunderstanding between him and his client.

Rangi therefore, entered a not guilty plea, denying the charge of refusing a breath or blood test.

The matter has now been adjourned to August 26 for a defended hearing.

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