Drivers who are convicted of drink driving offences on top of fines or other penalties imposed by the courts are also automatically disqualified from driving for a period of 12 months.
Police are investigating seven recent crashes on Rarotongan roads and are once again calling on motorists to use their commonsense to avoid any more bloody scenes.
Reaction has been widespread and divisive to a local teacher who was arrested at Auckland airport for failing to meet his student loan repayment obligations.
Eleven cases were brought before the High Court and Justice of the Peace John Kenning on Thursday January 7 and Georgina Williams on Thursday January 14.
A local maths teacher was arrested at Auckland Airport on Sunday (CI time) and was only returned his passport after making a hefty payment on his student loan.
On top of dealing with a category three cyclone warning last weekend, police were kept busy with drunk driving incidents around the island.
Police are investigating a second burglary at Blackrock preschool which has left centre staff upset and frustrated at having to clean up another mess.