Article Title:Home detention for Darren McDonald
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:24th October 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2067
Text:Former TV3 newsreader Darren McDonald has successfully applied for home detention, after being convicted last month on two charges relating to the supply of methamphetamine and ecstasy. The Parole Board panel in Auckland approved the application on the grounds that McDonald did not pose an undue risk to the community. McDonald had already escaped an eight-month prison sentence due to his high profile and the availability of drugs in prison. McDonald, who outed himself in Woman's Day earlier this year and spoke openly about reading the news while wasted, will be confined to his home until February 21 next year, and is barred from speaking to the media.    
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