12 Nov 2009

Driver admits charge laid after cyclist's death

7:13 pm on 12 November 2009

A 71-year-old woman who hit a cyclist at Te Horo, north of Wellington, has admitted a charge of driving with excess alcohol causing death.

Alison Downer pleaded guilty in Levin District Court on Thursday.

Downer hit a cyclist riding in the cycle lane while she was driving on State Highway 1 through Te Horo in September.

School teacher Frank Van Kampen, 46, died at the scene.

Downer was remanded on bail until 3 February, when she will reappear in Levin District Court for sentencing.