21 drunks in a trailer at least had a sober driver
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 10:53a.m.
Twenty-one students "in different levels of intoxification" were found by Otago police crammed into an enclosed furniture removal trailer heading to a day at the races.
The students were found in the trailer at a service station in Mosgiel, 15km southeast of Dunedin, while on their way to Wingatui races in the town on Tuesday.
Police said they got a tipoff from a member of the public.
Constable Jacqui Ballam told the Otago Daily Times while the students were right to appoint a sober driver, cramming into a trailer was not the appropriate option.
The students were told to walk the rest of the way while the driver was issued with a traffic infringement notice and faced a fine of up to $1000.
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5/11/2010 7:59:27 a.m.
The driver was trying to be responsible by being sober ... the others should help pay his fine
4/11/2010 12:36:54 p.m.
You would have found people abusing alcohol as far as you can look into the past. Laws should not be enacted that penalise the vast majority of us who are law abiding and moderate, because of a few uncaring characters. They will always be with us.
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