Drunk youths leave trail of car­nage

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Teen drink­ing has led to nu­mer­ous brawls on the streets of Toko­roa.

Com­mu­nity Con­sta­ble Mar­ian Sher­wood said po­lice had at­tended a num­ber of call­outs in­volv­ing in­tox­i­cated youths.

‘‘Fri­day evening soc­cer has had in­ci­dents at Strath­more Park over­flow onto nearby streets where youths have been fight­ing.

‘‘ On Novem­ber 12, a youth party was shut down when gate­crash­ers ar­rived at the pri­vate ad­dress. As the crowd dis­persed there was a re­sult­ing trail of car­nage head­ing into town with over 25 vic­tims and nu­mer­ous busi­nesses tar­geted. Po­lice will be tak­ing a hard line with those re­spon­si­ble.’’

Toko­roa po­lice would like to re­mind peo­ple about the laws sur­round­ing al­co­hol for those un­der the le­gal age. Those who buy al­co­hol for a mi­nor can be fined $2000 if they are not a par­ent or le­gal guardian.

Those un­der 18 caught drink­ing or pos­sess­ing al­co­hol and not ac­com­pa­nied by a par­ent or le­gal guardian can be fined $200.

The Toko­roa CBD is also cov­ered by a liquor ban im­posed by South Waikato District Coun­cil.

RE­MEM­BER THEM: Toko­roa war vet­er­ans bow their heads in si­lence for Armistice day, some­thing some passersby could not man­age to do.

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