Cook Islands Police spokesman Trevor Pitt says, in response to the suggestion that the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club might have breached the conditions of its liquor license by continuing to serve a very drunk patron that, ‘A warning to liquor outlets is long overdue’.
With respect Trevor, please tell us how effective the
years of warnings, over and over again, Criminal Court after Criminal Court
have been in deterring drink drivers?
No, what is long overdue are prosecutions of liquor
outlets. Trevor, if the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club breached the law, will
there be a prosecution? Or will it be necessary for a citizen, tired of reading
of injury and death, to bring a private prosecution?