Released inmate is back in trouble

Tuesday July 07, 2020 Written by Published in Crime

A man freed from prison on probation is now back doing community service, after being found by police out drinking and clubbing.

On September 3, last year, Tutai Amiri was sentenced to five months in prison and to later serve 12 months of probation supervision.

He had admitted to charges of two counts of driving while disqualified, refusing an excess breath alcohol test and excess breath alcohol.

On February this year, he was released and required to serve this probation order by reporting to probation services every Tuesday. He was also ordered to not consume alcohol and not to enter any liquor license premises.

However, the Court was told by Probation Services that Amiri failed to report to them on June 2 and June 9.

On June 26, at around midnight, the Probation team were out making their rounds when they saw Amiri at a night club and he was under the influence of alcohol – he was then escorted by Probation Officers.

In their sentencing submission, Probation Service asked for Amiri to complete his probation orders through community service.

Justice of the Peace John Whitta order him to pay $50 court cost and to complete his probation through community service.

1 comment

  • Comment Link Lucy Tuesday, 07 July 2020 11:50 posted by Lucy

    Kia Orana,

    The above mentioned Probation services reported that Amiri failed to report to them on June 2 and 9th.
    If a mobile phone is not reachable for a call out how on earth would Amiri have known. Yes, he admitted to the submission just to close his case however this is a small island and if he wasn't reachable you would think that the Probation Office in charge of his clients would locate him at his job or home.
    Probation Service is back logged i would say and very lazy at doing there job. Some staff are quite active and some are not.

    (my 5 cents for the above)

Leave a comment