New Zealand Police v Kake [2017] NZDC 5350

Published 13 September 2017

Sentencing — burglary — excess breath alcohol third or subsequent — breach of post detention conditions — driving whilst disqualified. The defendant committed two burglaries by breaking through a glass door. The defendant stole two televisions from the first location, and cigarettes and tobacco from the second location. Both burglaries were of commercial premises. The defendant had an extensive list of previous convictions. Uplifts were given to reflect the number of burglaries, the high level of alcohol in the defendant's blood whilst driving, previous relevant convictions. A discount was given for the defendant entering guilty pleas. The defendant was sentenced to a total period of imprisonment of two years and eight months and was indefinitely disqualified from driving. Reparation was not ordered. Judgment Date: 15 March 2017.