Police Patch— 11 September 2018

In the last couple of weekends, staff have had to deal with people who have had too much booze on board.
Usually most people have a reason to have a few drinks, watching the rugby, celebrating a special event or catching up with friends, but all too often it just seems that alcohol is the occasion and people just get themselves completely trashed.
In one instance a 13 year ended up in hospital such was his drunken state. In another, police found a male slumped by his vehicle in a drunken state. Once again, more of our tax payer dollars spent caring for this chap who also went to hospital.
In another, a male was located in a drunken and disorderly state. He has since been charged with two burglaries and other charges may follow. He did try to run from Police but it was never going to be successful with the amount of booze he had consumed.
Remember, if you are hosting a gathering and there are underage people there, you cannot be serving or providing them with alcohol. Make it your business if you kids are having a party to know what’s going on, who’s there and stop persons not of age from drinking alcohol. If they’re at your property you are responsible for them, especially if they are lying in the gutter after drinking too much at your place.  And in the same vein, parents should be knowing where their kids are, what their up to and teach them responsible drinking.
At 7pm on Wednesday 19 September, there is a community meeting at the St Andrews Church Hall, Waiuku. The Area Commander Inspector Glossop will be there to explain the review of the Policing in the rural areas of Franklin. I know there has been some discussion about this matter.  So leave the keyboards alone, come along hear for yourself what’s happening and ask any questions you have.
Take care and drink responsibly.
Woody.

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