Teacher loses registration after drink-driving

  • 01/09/2015
Teacher (iStock)
Teacher (iStock)

A recidivist drink-driving teacher who failed to tell the teaching body about his latest conviction has had his registration cancelled.

Tutoatasi Faiva has lost his licence to teach after the Teachers Council learned that in October last year he was convicted of driving with a blood-alcohol reading of 175mg per 100ml of blood.

In 2012, the council's complaints committee gave him one more chance after a number of drink-driving convictions going back to 1994 but he had to abide by a number of conditions.

However, he failed to disclose the November conviction and others also came to light.

It found him guilty of serious misconduct and deregistered him.

Mr Faiva said he was looking for another job.

NZN