Men held for stoning police cars

Up to about 20 men were locked up at the Waigani police station for various offences last night during the New Year celebrations.

This is according to Chief Inspector, Felix Oltomo of Waigani police.

"They will be released in the morning after they have sobered up."

Speaking to this newsroom during the road checks last night, Oltomo explained that some of the men now locked up had attempted to stone a police vehicle and escape but were caught by police.

The Chief Inspector said the others were apprehended for drunk and disorderly conduct as well as misbehaving in public spots causing inconvenience for the public.

He said the night checks have proven to be effective adding that so far, due to the awareness leading up to the festive operations, motorists and the general public have become more alert and aware with what is required of them when passing through.

Annette Kora