Stratford police report: Drinking problems

Alcohol has caused police no small measure of problems during the past week up to Sunday.

In Stratford, police on Thursday arrested a 20-year-old local woman for breaching her no-alcohol bail conditions when caught drinking, while on Sunday police arrested a Hawera male for drink driving. Police in New Plymouth received a complaint about the 28-year-old drink driving and caught him on Flint Road, Stratford. He blew 920mcg. Police requested a blood test and suspended his license for 29 days.

A party in Stratford, on Regan Street east, turned sour for a 21-year-old Eltham male who at 2.30am was arrested for disorderly behaviour, which police say is probably the result of mixing alcohol and other substances. He was caught taking his shirt off and yelling abuse at people.

On Saturday in Eltham, police arrested a 19-year-old just after midnight for disorderly behaviour. He allegedly got into an altercation with locals whereupon he walked down York Street punching vehicles. There was no damage, however, say police.

A Stratford male was arrested when driving off without paying for petrol at a local service station. He caught the police's attention around 2.50am and a short pursuit followed.

He lost control at the Pembroke/ Miranda streets intersection, hitting a power pole before his vehicle came to a standstill. He was arrested and breath tested, blowing 646mcg. He was charged with theft, failing to stop, dangerous driving, and driving with excess breath alcohol.

- Stratford Press

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