Cleaning up the roads

Thursday June 13, 2019 Written by Published in Crime

Police are filling up the courts with alleged dangerous drivers as they try to clean up problems on the roads.


Several people are to appear at the High Court today charged with driving offences.

Police said they had no tolerance for this behaviour and offenders would face the full weight of prosecution.

This week, one disqualified driver was arrested after being pursued by Police at Ruatonga. He remains in police custody, charged with driving while disqualified, after refusing to be tested for alcohol.

Breaching disqualification orders will result in further charges, police say, and if their offending continues, police will seek prison time.

Two people on a motorbike fled from police on Saturday night after they were spotted failing to give way at the Avarua roundabout.

Police did not give chase but followed the suspected route and came across the pair – who had crashed near the Takuvaine taro patches. Both were taken to hospital.

Meanwhile, police are keeping a look out on casual drivers who tend to cruise around the island on Sundays, after issuing eight fines for not having proper vehicle documents and no safety helmets.

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