Celebrate responsibly: police
Monday, 6th December, 2010
Police are reminding revelers to keep their heads through the silly season.
As the year nears its end and celebrations get more frequent, Sergeant Mark fisher yesterday underlined the importance of fail to quit powers and noise abatement orders.
"If you are asked to leave a licenced premises by the owner of an employee, you must go," Serg fisher said.
Patrons who refuse to leave are liable for a $550 on-the-spot fine. If police need to attend and remove them, they can find themselves slappedwith two fines, for a total of $1,100.
Similarly, people celebrating at home can find themselves subject to a fine if they refuse to turn music down when ask.
If called to a residence by neighbours complaining of loud noise, police will ask that it be turned down.
If that doesn't happen, and police are forced to return throughout the night, they can issue a noise abatement order, requiring that the location stay quiet for up to 28 days.
If police have to come back during that time because of further noise complaints, they can fine residents and confiscate the device emitting the bothersome noise, such as a stereo.
A 26-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after he was found with prohibited drugs.
Police said the man was pulled over by driving at 3.30pm on Saturday.
He was found with various prohibited drugs in pill form.
Police seized the drugs pending further inquiries.
The man was also issued traffic fines for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and for not paying road taxes.