Drink driving crackdown

Mangawhai Senior Constable Rob Cato is warning Mangawhai motorists to be mindful of their driving as holiday festivities begin.

Snr Constable Cato says the community has responded positively to an ongoing crackdown on drink driving in the town.

“One drunk driver is one too many,” he says. “Police are determined to make Mangawhai a safe place to live and visit.

“We thank community patrol members and residents for their support.”

Rob says the availability of courtesy vehicles at venues and individual groups nominating sober drivers has been encouraging.

He says police are appreciative of members of the public who have recently supplied dashcam footage of dangerous driving, as well as statements as evidence.

“We will take action against drivers who put other people at risk,” he says.
Constable Rob is also warning residents to be vigilant against thieves this holiday season.

“We see an influx of people to Mangawhai, so leaving valuables around such as fishing or boating gear, or dwellings unlocked, contributes to what police call preventable crimes.”

He says residents are encouraged to call the 105 non-urgent reporting number if they see any suspicious people, vehicles or behaviour.

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