Only guilty of making people laugh

Jon Gadsby has been found guilty of drink driving.

Comedian Jon Gadsby faces sentencing just before Christmas for his third drink-driving conviction after being caught driving with a very high breath-alcohol reading in June.

Jonathan Ernest Gadsby, aged 57, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving with an excess breath-alcohol level, when he appeared before Judge Alistair Garland at a Christchurch District Court sitting at the Nga Hau e Wha marae today.

The charge is laid in its aggravated form – stating he has two previous drink-driving convictions – so that heavier penalties can be imposed.

Gadsby was remanded at large to appear at the Rangiora Court House on December 21 for sentencing.
Judge Garland called for a pre-sentence report to consider his suitability for a home detention sentence.

His lawyer should make a play for him to be discharged without conviction un the new New Zealand “makes people laugh” precedent.