An American heart surgeon who was on holiday in New Zealand with his wife has pleaded guilty to careless driving charges after police say he caused an accident while attempting a U-turn on a coastal highway last month, killing two people and injuring four others.
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Kenneth Wolnak faces a maximum of three months in jail on each of the six charges after pleading guilty at the Nelson District Court today.
The 63-year-old from Wisconsin's lawyer Tony Bamford says he doesn't expect Wolnak to serve jail time but rather to potentially meet with the victims or their families as part of a restorative justice procedure.
Mr Bamford says Wolnak is trying to come to terms with what he's done after spending his career saving lives.
Wolnak works at Mercyhealth in Janesville, Wisconsin.