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Monday 10 October 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, National
Photo: SUPPLIED/COOK ISLANDS POLICE
Police Traffic Team arrested the drivers over the course of two shifts,
following breathalyser tests that exceeded the legal limit. One driver was just
over three times the limit.
first was caught just before 10pm on Friday while the last of the drivers was
arrested shortly after 3am Saturday morning.
were also alerted to a suspected alcohol-related crash in Turangi on Thursday
night, in which the motorbike driver absconded from the scene before ambulance
and police arrived.
Rarotonga frontline police attended more than 230
incidents in September.
supplied by police show it was “an extraordinarily busy month” for all the
spokesman Trevor Pitt earlier said about half of the incidents involved one or
figures are up on previous months, adding pressures to these officers, who are
already anticipating a busy end of year season ahead,” Pitt said.
think this is basically indicative of the behavioural patterns returning to
what had been experienced prior to Covid-19.”
month there were 234 reported incidents compared to 170 in August and 153 in
July, Pitt said.