Israel Adesanya receives discharge over drink-driving

 

Adesanya escaped a harsh punishment for this offence, though. Judge Peter Winter showed leniency to Adesanya, citing a relatively low blood alcohol reading and that he believed Adesanya, who had plead guilty, had taken full responsibility for his actions. Judge Winter also claimed that Adesanya was a positive role model for New Zealand and that this played a role in his sentencing.

“You’ve bought credit on the country… I accept that in all other respects, you are an exemplary citizen,” said Judge Winter.

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