Three crashes were reported to police since Friday afternoon.
Police media officer Trevor Pitt said one involved an
incident on Saturday late afternoon at Nikao back road with a 17-year-old
Another crash occurred early Sunday morning, when a
vehicle damaged a fence and hedging at Turangi.
Pitt said this crash was reported at 3.36am and pieces
of the vehicle were left at the scene.
The number of crashes reported to police is on track
to increase again this year.
On Sunday, a man was arrested and bailed to appear in
court on charges related to a crash that occurred on October 6. His blood test
results, which were returned over the weekend, showed that he was over the
legal limit at the time of the crash.
Also, a dog owner has been identified and is currently
being investigated by the Dog Ranger team, says Pitt.
This follows an incident where a seven-year-old was
bitten on the arm by a dog. Pitt said the incident was reported on Saturday
Meanwhile, as the 52nd Pacific Islands
Forum Meeting preparations continue, Cook Islands Police will be conducting two
trial runs of the official motorcade.
On October 27 and on November 1, police will be
involved in conducting the trial runs of the official motorcade, which will
impact traffic during the conference.
Pitt said the public, including all traffic involving
passenger transport services, heavy transport, and emergency services, are
advised to be aware that the first trial run on Friday will commence from
“Traffic from Nikao to the Muri area will be affected
until the late afternoon, as the motorcade will involve multiple vehicles in
the transportation of Leaders,” Pitt said.
“The Police therefore seek everyone’s consideration
and patience, during this time.”
A second trial run is scheduled for Wednesday,
Islands Forum Leaders Meeting will be hosted in Rarotonga, from 6 – 10 November
2023, with the Pacific Leaders Retreat to take place in Aitutaki.