Tuesday, 6 May 2008 3:55 PM

Busy Weekend for Police

Patrolling police officers have been busy over the weekend attending to a reported 40 incidents and arresting 14 people.

The weekend incidents were offences including disorderly behaviour, theft, traffic offences, drinking alcohol in public and other anti-social behaviour.

A total of six traffic accidents were attended to by the Kukum Traffic police, and three alleged offenders were warned or charged with range of traffic infringements such as unfit to drive, driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.

Police media said a freak accident involved a vehicle that was travelling west along the Kukum Highway when it swayed off the road and crashed through the cyclone wire fence of the St. Barnabas Cathedral grounds, coming to rest on its roofs a few meters inside the fence.

A report from the police said that the driver was taken to the National Referral Hospital where he received treatment to minor injuries sustained from the accident.

The man was charged and is expected to appear before the Courts of Solomon Islands on a later date.

In an approach on public view over rise of crimes, one young man said that there should be more programs organised for young people to occupy themselves with.

He said that by doing that, people would be interested in doing different things than getting themselves involved in such offences and getting into trouble.

"We should now think seriously on how to make our country a better place for its people that would be a crime free environment to live in," he told Solomon Times.

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