Police confiscate 10 motorbikes

Wednesday September 16, 2015 Written by Published in Crime

Drink-driving continues to cause havoc on Rarotonga’s roads, with police confiscating 10 motorbikes from drivers over the weekend.


Acting inspector Rebecca Hosking-Ellis told CI News 10 people in the Te-au-O-Tonga and Puaikura areas had their motorbikes confiscated and were barred from driving after being caught either speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol at checkpoints.

“The ongoing drink-driving in the community is a concern. The police really appreciate those who do adhere to the warnings and hopefully others will do the same,” said Hosking-Ellis.

Meanwhile two burglary cases were reported to police at the weekend. In both cases money was stolen from tourist accommodation.

And a local resident in Avarua reported someone attempted to burgle her house by removing three louvres from her kitchen window.

A 14-year-old male suspect had been interviewed by police in relation to the incident, said Hosking-Ellis.

Two men were also arrested by police in the weekend for failing to comply with court conditions.

One will appear in the High Court on Thursday September 17 and the other was remanded in custody to appear on September 24. 

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