Drink driving

Drunk Landowner Driver Arrested

Madang police who attended to the incident have confirmed that five passengers of the vehicle were rushed to the Modilon General Hospital to seek treatment, while the driver and a passenger were unharmed. Police also searched the vehicle and found beer cans.

According to police, the driver was taken to the police station and detained to sober up for questioning before any charges can be made.

One dead, others injured in Manus accident

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu said the driver of the utility vehicle was a refugee, who was believed to have been driving without a license.

Four people, including two local women and another refugee were onboard the vehicle when it skidded and overturned near Salasia between 5 and 6 am.  

The driver sustained a fractured shoulder while one of the female passengers who sustained internal injuries passed away at the Lorengau General Hospital at 1pm today.

Former NBA star avoids jail time

According to USA Today, which cited online court records, Rodman pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges following his January arrest on charges of driving under the influence in Newport Beach, Calif.

As part of the plea deal, Rodman will have to complete a nine-month alcohol-education program and pay $390 in fines.

The Los Angeles Times reported that when Rodman, 56, was pulled over on January 11th he was more than two time over the legal alcohol limit.

Drunk men attempt to drive through road check

At around 8pm tonight an intoxicated driver was trying to make a get-away at the road check at the UPNG area when police intercepted the vehicle.

The driver had attempted to by-pass the police check by pulling out of the long que at the UPNG area and running a double blinker through the road check.

However fast reaction by the Acting group Commander Papua, Rumut Pachichi saw the car being pulled aside and checked.

The driver along with his two occupants were searched and found to be in an intoxicated with alcohol in the ten sitter they were in.

Carter fined for drink driving

The 35-year-old two-time World Cup winner who plays at Paris club Racing 92 was arrested in February on charges that can carry custodial sentences of two years.

Carter, who played 112 Tests for New Zealand, lost a sponsorship with Land Rover over the incident, which dented his image as one of rugby's most marketable players.

The athlete was pulled over and breathalysed in Paris' chic 17th arrondissement and returned a reading showing a level of 0.87mg/l, which would see a driver lose six points from their licence.

Rooney receives 2 year driving ban

Rooney apologised for his "unforgivable lack of judgement" in a statement issued after he entered his guilty plea at Stockport Magistrates' Court, near Manchester in northwest England.

The 31-year-old was arrested in the early hours of Sept. 1 while driving over the limit in the north-western county of Cheshire.

Television footage showed him arriving at court wearing a dark suit.

In addition to the two-year driving ban, Rooney was ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.

23 year old charged for driving under influence of liquor

Jeno Andrew was found guilty by Tabubil District Court last Friday on three counts of traffic offences.

He was charged by police amounting to K1, 300 on top of the K6, 000 compensation fines.   

The 23 year old from Imingibip village in Western Province was ordered by the Court to pay K300 for the charge of driving under the influence of liquor, driving without a driving licence (K500) and driving without due care and attention (K500).

Do not risk spending the long weekend in the cells: Police

Assistant Police commissioner for Traffic Jerry Frank says people face the risks of spending the whole of the long weekend in  police cells if they are  arrested.

Frank warns that since it is the long weekend  and most of the cases will not be processed until well into Monday next week. He has warned people not to misbehave and get caught.

He says there have been cases where people are arrested on Friday and end up spending the weekend in the cells.