Ngatokotoru Nicholas was unhappy at being stopped by police and having his bike seized after he refused a breathalyser test – so he allegedly took the law into his own hands.
Despite the death of a man and a boy in a fatal head-on smash last month, police say Rarotonga’s roads were “noticeably” full of underage drivers this weekend, with no helmets and driving dangerously.
While Cook Islands Police, the Cook Islands Government and other key stakeholder agencies prepare legislative changes to curb drink driving, a spate of arrests on driving charges during last weekend’s night shift have kept officers busy.
Police statistics for 2019 show that break-ins were tracking lower than 2018. Katrina Tanirau and Losirene Lacanivalu reports.