Motorcyclist arrested after pedestrian hit

Thursday December 08, 2016 Written by Published in Crime

A PEDESTRIAN was hit by an allegedly speeding driver outside the Super Brown store in Tupapa on Saturday.


Police say the male motorcyclist was heading from Matavera when the accident occurred. The male pedestrian was taken to Rarotonga Hospital by ambulance, but was later discharged.

Police allege the motorcyclist was under the influence of alcohol. He was breath tested and returned a result of 530mcg. He was arrested for driving with excess breath alcohol.

After a night in the cells he was released on Sunday morning on police bail to appear in court on Thursday.

Another male was arrested on Saturday night for excess blood alcohol, after being involved in an accident reported to police on October 25. He was bailed to appear in court today.

Police were involved in six callouts and made six arrests for various incidents over the weekend.

A motorcycle was taken from outside the Hidies Night Club on Saturday morning. The owner reported her bike missing after the night club closed. The motorcycle was parked and locked.

Police are still looking into the matter.

Another motor vehicle accident was reported to police on Saturday morning. 

The single vehicle crash at the Nikao seawall did not involve alcohol, but police say it was likely to have been due to careless driving. The female driver and passenger were both transported to hospital by ambulance. A police investigation is still underway.

On Saturday evening police were called to a domestic violence incident at a home in Tupapa. The male suspect was interviewed by officers and admitted to assaulting his partner after having had a few drinks.

The man was arrested.

A male was reported stealing alcohol from a liquor store in Avarua on Saturday afternoon.

Police officers attended and the suspect admitted to the crime. He was interviewed and was later arrested for theft. He was bailed to appear in court today.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Branch is investigating a burglary at Kavera meeting house.

Any members of the public with information regarding any of the above incidents should contact the Cook Islands Police Service on 22499. All information received will be confidential.

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