Road checks

POM traffic police out in force

“The road checks have effectively started on Tuesday (August 14th) and will continue until the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ends with the Leaders’ Summit in November,” officer-in-charge of Boroko Traffic Police Senior Inspector Joseph Salle said.

He added that police traffic officers are checking vehicles for overloading, unlicensed and serious road safety issues which might trigger road accidents and loss of innocent lives.

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.