The Disciplinary Tribunal has deregistered a teacher after her fourth drink driving conviction.  The teacher was convicted of drink driving in December 2016 and during an investigation into this conviction, it transpired that she had received two more convictions, for drink driving and driving while disqualified.

The teacher had previously been convicted for drink driving on two other occasions.

Given her history of repeated convictions for drink driving and other driving offences, and that the teacher was managing family stress with alcohol the Disciplinary Tribunal considered that the teacher did not have insight into her alcohol dependency.  The Tribunal cancelled her registration.

Alan Knowsley

Education Lawyer