Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Still Too Many Drunks Driving

NZ Police CommCens Alert 17:00 27-10-2006 North Shore Waitekere Rodney

Location of incident: Rodney

Incident Type: Media Release -

Still Too Many Drunks Driving

Police are focusing on drink driving and speed between the 27th of September and the 11th of November, as this has been identified as a high-risk, serious injury and fatal crash period for Rodney District.

A Labour weekend anti drink-drive campaign in Rodney by Rodney Police, the specialist Traffic Alcohol Group, North Shore and Waitakere Police and Highway Patrol saw 29 people detected driving with excess breath alcohol. Ten people elected to have blood tests taken, which will determine whether or not they too will face court proceedings.

Operation Diffuse Phase 2 targeted drink drivers and as a result checkpoints were set up in various strategic positions throughout the Rodney area. This phase of the operation commenced at 6am on Thursday the 19th October and concluded at 4am on Sunday 22nd of October.

During this period, 6046 vehicles were stopped. Fifteen drivers who tested positive for excess breath alcohol were teenagers.

Fourteen vehicles were impounded and eight licences were suspended.

Eleven people were arrested for various offences including drugs, stolen vehicles and warrants.

Rodney Police are disappointed with the high number of drivers processed for drink driving, although the numbers apprehended were slightly down on Phase 1 of Operation Diffuse.

Rodney Police will continue with this campaign targeting drink drivers in an effort to improve safety on our roads. All motorists should take responsibility for their driving and be aware that Police are carrying out an anytime - anywhere approach to enforcement.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election