Beach Hop Receives a Pass Mark from Police with Generally Good Behaviour
Written by John Grant on March 26, 2023
Police would like to acknowledge the behaviour of almost all attendees at the Whangamatā Beach Hop, which returned to its traditional March timeslot this weekend.
Acting Senior Sergeant Niwha Jones has told CFM that the event was again well run, and the vast majority of participants were well behaved and enjoyed a great weekend.
She added however, that 74 infringement notices issued for breaches of the liquor ban were issued, and twelve people were arrested on Saturday night for various disorder offences. There were also twenty drivers processed for excess breath alcohol. She added that this was unacceptable and disappointing for Police.
“We know that intoxication increases the chance of causing harm on the road, and despite a strong Police presence some motorists still decided to take that risk” she said.
Overall though the mood was relaxed and the thousands attending seemed to again have a great time.