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Drink-driver offers student job driving Lamborghini

Thursday 10 Jun 2010 7:51 a.m.

A man placed an ad in Student Job Search for someone to chauffeur him in his Lamborghini (Reuters file pic)

A man placed an ad in Student Job Search for someone to chauffeur him in his Lamborghini (Reuters file pic)

Students could not believe their luck when a businessman facing a drink-driving charge advertised on their job search website for a chauffeur to drive him around in his Hummer and Lamborghini.

In the ad, placed at Student Job Search in Auckland, Gary Richards sought a tidy and positive student to drive him to "business appointments" for seven weeks.

The applicant had to be available in business hours from Monday to Friday - but "can study while the employer is in meetings".

Richards is charged with driving with excess breath alcohol of 701 micrograms per litre of breath - the legal limit is 400mcg. He is due to appear in court on June 18, the Dominion Post reported.

Richards said he had "filled the job privately" since placing the ad.

Student Job Search spokesman Marek Koliandr said three students were referred for the job, which drew reasonably high interest.

"It sounds like a pretty sweet job."

NZPA

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