Waiheke Marketplace : August 8th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 8, 2012 NEWS Open the door to a whole new kitchen experience KIT3314/WM At Kitchen Studio Greenlane we offer the very latest design innovations. Let us manage your new kitchen project from start to finish and make it a pleasurable experience. Contact Suzie -- 09 579 1243 or mobile 027 255 5061 Showroom -- 415 Great South Rd, Greenlane email@example.com As a Waiheke resident, Suzie proudly offers Waiheke Kitchen buyers the same professional ser vice enjoyed by her Auckland customers. NO1 FRANCHISE 2011 Projec t The Mad Butche r and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust HELP SUPPORT PROJECT KIDNEY... FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST 8PM "Funny, well-done, and without bad taste ingredients." TICKETS ONLY $20 INCL RAFFLE TICKET TICKETS AVAILABLE WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, 1 TAHI RD, OSTEND (CASH/CHQ ONLY) at Waiheke Island Community Cinema A FUNDRAISER FOR PROJECT KIDNEY Teens sober up on driving drunk Pleased policeman: Sergeant Peter Knight says the number of drink driving cases for under-20s has halved since the new law of zero tolerance was introduced. Police have been stunned but delighted by the drop in arrests for drunken driving by teenagers almost a year after the zero alcohol limit was brought in for the under- 20s. Figures released by police under the Official Information Act show that in first nine months of the new law coming into force on August 7 last year, 3091 youths aged 15 to 19 were arrested for drink driv- ing. The figure for the 12 months before the law change was 6414 -- track- ing towards an abso- lutely brilliant'' change, acting national manager road policing superin- tendent Rob Morgan says. The figures are even better on Waiheke, ser- geant Peter Knight says. In 2011 there were 110 cases of drink driving, of those 21, or 19 per cent, were aged under 20. So far this year there have been 52 cases of drink driving recorded. Of those apprehended just five, or 9 per cent, were under 20. Sergeant Knight says the drop in numbers by over half shows the island's younger drivers have grasped the new drink driving laws. The young people are now becoming the new teachers. As they are still young they can form a good habit that will flow on. Older people find drink-driving a hard habit to get out of.'' Superintendent Mor- gan says the true benefit of the new law will only be known after an analy- sis of the number of road crashes involving alcohol and drivers in the 15 to 19-year age group. We would hope that is where it truly makes the difference,'' he says. Youth drivers can be charged with drink driv- ing for having the slight- est amount of alcohol in their system. They risk disqualification, receiv- ing demerit points, fines and even imprisonment depending on the breath test results. No hiding from the Eagle The police helicopter Eagle was called on to help with a search for a car and its driver who had gone into hiding after a police chase. Police had pulled out of the chase, which took place during the night of August 2, because of safety concerns for other road users. The car, which was being driven with no lights on, had been reported travelling at excessive speeds from Ostend along the Cause- way and into Hamilton Rd. Police in the Eagle loc- ated the car and its driver, who had left the vehicle and was hiding in bush by Surfdale Hall. The 23-year-old offender was arrested and breathalysed and has been charged with failing to stop for red and blue flashing lights, driv- ing a vehicle recklessly, and driving while under the influence of alcohol. His breath alcohol level was 622mcg. Two other cases of drink driving took place on August 2. The first was a 40-year-old woman stopped and breath- alysed on Ocean View Rd. Her breath alcohol level was 916mcg. The second was a 38-year-old woman stopped and breath- alysed on Wharf Rd. Her breath alcohol level was 475mcg. On August 4 a 52-year-old man stopped and breathalysed on Erua Rd had a breath alcohol level of 453mcg. The legal limit for over 20s is 400mcg and zero for those under 20.
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