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Jail term stands after drink-driving crash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/12/2016

A Christchurch woman with a history of driving drunk has failed to convince a judge she shouldn't be in jail after she crashed into two pedestrians.

The High Court has rejected an appeal by Sarah Jane Arrow, who was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison earlier this year on two drink-driving charges.

In March the 45-year-old struck a roadside barrier in the suburb of Redcliffs, hurting two pedestrians when they were knocked off a two-metre bank onto rocks below.

She was on a zero-alcohol licence at the time but blew nearly three times the legal limit and was later jailed and ordered to pay $2500 in reparation.

In a decision released on Thursday Justice Gerald Nation rejected Arrow's argument the jail sentence was excessive.

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