Con­cern over drink driv­ing

South Waikato News - - Community Cookbook - SE­NIOR SERGEANT JA­SON HEN­DER­SON Fam­ily vi­o­lence Drink driv­ing

We had three bur­glar­ies re­ported this week. One of these in­volved three ju­ve­niles aged from 12 to 13 who drove from Taupo in a stolen ve­hi­cle and com­mit­ted a bur­glary at the Bull Ring Cafe.

They man­aged to take a few ci­garette papers and lighters be­fore driv­ing back to Taupo where they have been ap­pre­hended.

The other two bur­glar­ies both in­volved dam­age to prop­erty. One was in Tokoroa’s cen­tral busi­ness district area and the other was just north of Tokoroa.

It is likely youth have been in­volved in these as well.

We had 18 re­ports of fam­ily vi­o­lence, three of which have re­sulted in charges being laid and two re­quir­ing fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion as to what ac­tion will be taken.

Our main con­cern at the mo­ment is drink driv­ers.

We have ap­pre­hended five drink driv­ers in the last few days and three of those have been driv­ing dur­ing the day­time.

At 9am on Mon­day morn­ing a man blew over 900 mi­cro­grams. The le­gal limit is 250mcg per litre of breath.

This man said he didn’t kill any­one but the point is he could eas­ily have ei­ther hurt or killed some­one or him­self.

If this type of be­hav­iour and at­ti­tude continues, even­tu­ally you will kill or hurt some­one so the mes­sage re­mains the same- do not drink and drive.

The other lev­els have been be­tween 300mcg and 800mcg and all will be ap­pear­ing in court.

In Pu­taruru we had a cou­ple of thefts from ve­hi­cles and one in Tokoroa.

All of these took place in ve­hi­cles that had been left un­locked with valu­ables left in plain sight. If peo­ple re­ally ex­pect to come back and find their valu­ables, if they have done this, it is not go­ing to hap­pen.

A lot of peo­ple say they have done it for years and it has never hap­pened but it will even­tu­ally.

Police urge peo­ple not to drink and drive

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