A medium sized box containing illicit drugs surprises and scares staff at university campus. 

Smash driver ‘known to police’

Saturday February 22, 2020

Government MP Albert Nicholas escaped serious injury when the rental car he was in smashed into a power pole on Nikao main road.

A 61-year-old road cleaner Ngatokorua Tariu has been convicted and fined $300 for an excess breath alcohol charge.

A drunk British tourist smashed his way into a Muri store to get out of the rain.

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.

Discharge without conviction sought for expat worker accused of drink driving. 

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.

Legislative work begins on proposed changes to road safety laws. 

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