Crime

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. 

Police statistics for 2019 show that break-ins were tracking lower than 2018. Katrina Tanirau and Losirene Lacanivalu reports.

Court hears 11 EBA matters

Friday February 14, 2020

The High Court continues to receive increasing alcohol related driving cases as police steps up their pursuit for zero-tolerance approach to drinking and driving.

Decision reserved on lemon theft

Thursday February 13, 2020

Two deny stealing 10 kilos of lemon worth $50 from a Titikaveka farm. 

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