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Letter: How effective are warnings?

Thursday 15 June 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion


Letter: How effective are warnings?

Dear Editor, 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?

(Name and address supplied)