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DAVIES - Bruce Samuel - 14/03/2017

Parole Hearing
Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

Bruce Samuel DAVIES

Hearing: 14 March 2017 [Withheld] to NZPB Offices, Wellington

Members of the Board:

  • Mr B McMurray – Acting Panel Convenor
  • Mr D Hauraki
  • Ms W Taumaunu

Counsel:

  • [Withheld]
  • [Withheld]

DECISION OF THE BOARD

1. Bruce Samuel Davies, aged 56, was seen by the Board today for the first consideration of parole.

2. Mr Davies is serving a sentence of two years six months’ imprisonment for further drink driving offences adding onto a serious list of drink-driving and disqualified driving which includes 17 EBA convictions.

3. Mr Davies becomes eligible for parole on 28 March 2017 and has a sentence end date of 26 November 2018.

4. Mr Davies has been offending over a period of 41 years and has been to prison on 10 occasions previously.

5. He is considered a prolific drink and disqualified driver.

6. Mr Davies has a RoC*RoI of .488 and a current security classification of minimum.

7. He is currently completing the Dependency Treatment Unit Programme.  He started on 14 November and he is due to finish it on 2 June 2017.

8. The Board received two additional late reports for the hearing today, one from ADAS which is an assessment for [Withheld]  and also an interim report from [Withheld]  who run [Withheld] programme.

9. Both of those reports to the Board suggest that [Withheld] is the best option for him after he completes the Dependency Treatment Unit Programme and as part of his release on parole conditions. The ADAS Assessment shows while he is considered suitable for the [Withheld] programme, he does not yet have an admission date.

10. We are asked to stand this matter down for eight weeks while he completes the Dependency Treatment Unit Programme.

11. We have decided that we will see Mr Davies again in the month of June 2017 for further consideration of parole.

12. At that stage he may well have an acceptance date for [Withheld] which has not currently been provided.

13. We would also expect the Board to have before it, a report on his treatment completion at the Drug Treatment Unit and also a letter of acceptance with an admission date for [Withheld].

14. Today with the important matter of the DTU not being completed and taking into account his background offending, Mr Davies does not qualify for parole.  We consider he would be an undue risk with about 20 months left on his sentence if he was released on parole.

15. Parole is declined.

Mr B McMurray
Acting Panel Convenor