Police urge Wellington motorists not to drive impaired
Wellington Police are urging motorists not to drive impaired, after a number of people were found driving under the influence of alcohol.
Since November, Wellington District Police has tested over 34,700 drivers for alcohol, with more than 200 drivers processed for driving with excess breath alcohol.
"This is an alarmingly high number and Police are concerned that people are putting themselves and others at risk" says Wellington District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Derek Orchard.
"For every 175 vehicles we stop, one driver tested excess for breath alcohol.
Police announces non-emergency number - it's 105
At 10:05 am on the 10th of the 5th, New Zealand Police launched 105 ("ten five"), the eagerly anticipated number for the public to report non-emergency situations to Police.
"More than 60 years on from the first 111 call, the launch of 105 today is a milestone for New Zealand Police, offering a new way for people to connect with us," says Commissioner of Police Mike Bush.
"The 105 number and our online platform - 105.police.govt.nz (link is external) - will make it easier for the public to engage with us for non-emergency help, advice and support."