Monday, April 22, 2024

Tairāwhiti Police ‘disappointed’ by checkpoint results

Tairāwhiti Police say they are disappointed in the results of Police checkpoints conducted in the area over the last two weeks.

Between 20 and 23 April, 28 drivers were processed for excess breath alcohol, 28 infringements were issued, and one vehicle was impounded.

Police also conducted checkpoints the week prior, with equally disappointing results, says Tairāwhiti Area Commander, Inspector Sam Aberahama.

“Between 14 and 15 April, 18 drivers were processed for excess breath alcohol, 10 infringements were issued, and two vehicles were impounded,” said Inspector Aberahama.

Over the two week period, 7,500 breath tests were conducted.

“Police continue to urge motorists to make the conscious decision not to drink and drive.”

“Alcohol and/or drugs are a factor in about a third of all fatal crashes. If you are in any doubt at all about being safe or legal to drive after drinking, don’t drive.

“Tairāwhiti Police will continue to maintain a highly visible presence on our roads and motorists can expect to see Police anywhere, anytime,” Inspector Aberahama said.

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