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Wednesday 7 June 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National


Long weekend ends with noise complaints and motorbike incidents
Police responded to three motor vehicle crashes over the weekend. POLICE MEDIA 23050104

Police say the long weekend ended with noise complaints, wilful damage and two motorbike incidents.

Media officer Trevor Pitt said one motorbike crash involved a single motorbike driver at Muri on Monday afternoon and the other was yesterday morning at Matavera- understood to have been admitted at the hospital.

Also, police made three arrests over the weekend, all involving driving incidents.

On Saturday morning, Police responded to a call out to a minor collision at the Game Fishing Club at Kiikii where a car had driven into the rear of a motorbike while the vehicles were exiting the club driveway.

Pitt said the car driver was a 45-year-old female who was heavily intoxicated and was subjected to a breathalyser test which returned a reading of 1000mcg/L. She was subsequently remanded.

The second arrest was made late Saturday morning following a reported motorbike crash at the Nikao back road behind the Golf Club.

The 17 year old driver was found to be in possession of cannabis and a drug utensil - he was remanded into custody.

A third arrest involved a 27-year-old tourist, who was breathalysed over the legal limit for alcohol, following a traffic stop at the Social Centre in a Nikao. The male driver was remanded into custody after testing at 860mcg/L.

Other incidents included a minor collision at the St. Joseph’s Road intersection in town on Saturday afternoon, a tourist reported his motorbike stolen earlier in the day and one person was forbidden from driving early Saturday morning.

Two teenage Learner drivers had their bikes confiscated by Police in town late Saturday night.

Pitt said police also responded to domestic disturbances. 

-Police media / LL