Kapiti Police arrest ten drunk
Drivers in one weekendBy Alan Tristram February 15, 2010
Half of them were under 20 – and most were under 25 – indicating that younger drivers are causing major problems on the roads at weekends.
A Police spokesperson said “Normally we wouldn’t process this many in an average week.”
“This highlights the fact that drunk driving is still a problem for us – and the only way we are going to combat it is to target it at the weekends.”
The police say the drunk drivers were stopped between midnight and 4am, which indicates they were heading home after a session at the pub or a social gathering.
The drivers had a level of intoxication which severely impaired their driving abilities and, worse still, put other people at risk.
Raumati was the worst trouble spot – six drivers were stopped by police in that area.
Two drunk drivers were stopped in Paraparaumu; the other two in Waikanae.