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Written by The Northern Advocate   
Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Bootes, 52, marine fabricator, of Ngunguru, pleaded guilty to driving with an excess blood-alcohol level on March 17.

A Northland man driving at nearly six times the legal blood-alcohol limit was so drunk he needed to hold on to the walls of the police station to stop himself falling over.

When Peter Charles Bootes made it to the breath-testing machine in a room at the Whangarei Police Station, his breath-alcohol level exceeded the maximum level the machine was able to record.

It displayed a message: "Exceeds maximum range." A blood sample was then taken.

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