Drink drivers ignore warning

Tuesday April 28, 2015 Written by Published in Crime

A number of drivers continued to ignore police warnings, public campaigns, court reports and police presence on the roads last weekend.

In a police report obtained by CINews Senior Sergeant Tuaine Manavaroa said  10 people were arrested and bailed after they were stopped at various checkpoints on Rarotonga over the weekend. 

“These drivers will be appearing before the High Court in the near future,” he said.

“Overall police have been very pleased with cooperation from the public with a large number of visitors to the Cook Islands and the appreciative cooperation between drivers and police during drink driving stops and the use of sober drivers.”

However some drivers continue to disregard their lives after consuming alcohol and run the risk of injury or death, he said.

“Although no serious motor vehicle crashes this weekend police appreciate those who do adhere to the warnings and look for alternative travel.”

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