Reg­is­tra­tion cop

South Waikato News - - OPINION/NEWS -

On Thurs­day June 23 I saw a ve­hi­cle parked by the South Waikato Vets.

I no­ticed the reg­is­tra­tion ex­pired July 2010, that would also in­di­cate that the war­rant of fit­ness had ex­pired.

I wasn’t both­ered by that, what did bother me was the driver was a po­lice of­fi­cer.

If he didn’t have his uni­form on he would just be an­other driver and this wouldn’t be get­ting writ­ten.

Bet he’s given out tick­ets to peo­ple with an ex­pired war­rant of fit­ness and reg­is­tra­tion and will prob­a­bly con­tinue to do so.

Yet here he is do­ing the same thing in a ve­hi­cle nearly one year out of date and yes I gave the de­tails to the po­lice.

The gen­eral pub­lic aren’t Re­ply: Toko­roa Po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Graeme Hill con­firms re­ceiv­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tion of this mat­ter and that it is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated. He said this was em­bar­rass­ing for po­lice and that his of­fi­cers strove to be be­yond re­proach at all times. The sug­ges­tion that the gen­eral pub­lic aren’t al­lowed ex­cuses was not ac­cepted, as di­ver­sion was reg­u­larly of­fered to driv­ers with other­wise safe ve­hi­cles that had ex­pired reg­is­tra­tions or war­rants of fit­ness.

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