Alcohol factor in three accidents

Tuesday November 03, 2015 Written by Published in Crime

Police warnings are beginning to sound like a broken record as they again ask the public to stop drinking and driving on Rarotonga’s roads.


The problem? It seems drivers simply aren’t listening, and keep indulging in the same bad behaviour.

Three motor vehicle crashes were reported to police during the weekend and all three crashes were allegedly alcohol-related.

One of the accidents happened on the back road in Avana, Ngatangiia, another occurred on the back road in Arorangi near to the Arorangi Prison. The third was on the main road at Matavera, in front of Takitumu School.

All three drivers underwent blood tests at Rarotonga hospital and the results will determine whether they will be prosecuted by Police.

Police also received a burglary complaint from a resident in Arorangi village after a man gained entry into her house while the family were sleeping in the early hours of the morning. The man returned to the same house several times later in the morning and Police are still investigating the matter.

Two thefts were also reported to police during the weekend where electronics and personal items were taken. A private residence and a tourist’s rental car were targeted and both matters are still under police investigation.

There are still ongoing concerns about drink-driving on the island and police urge the public to take the appropriate action to avoid tragic events.

They say they will continue with their road safety campaign in coming days and those that are caught will be prosecuted

1 comment

  • Comment Link MIST Monday, 21 March 2016 12:43 posted by MIST

    ill be coming back next year to raro and if this kind of rubbish is still happening i will sort out the thief/s on the spot no hesitation and no police will be involved ..thanks for reading my comment

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