Busy night for Auckland police - Yahoo!Xtra News
I spoke to Dan at about 9:30 last night, right before i started attempting to get some sleep. He told me that every single police officer in Auckland City was tied up on a job, and it was him, him, and him looking after the city area, at that point in time last night. He was the only free police officer that was not on a job!
I guess that just goes to show, just how much alcohol costs taxpayers, and how much further the police's resources are stretched because of alcoholism in New Zealand.
When i spoke to him, he was at Auckland Hopsital, dealing with a drunken domestic violence call out.
It has been a night of disorder in the Auckland region, with police dealing with a string of callers complaining of assault.
Officers attended more than a dozen functions where fights had broken out.
One was an Indian wedding on the Te Atatu Peninsula, where 15 men were exchanging blows.
One man suffered a fractured skull in an altercation at Ramarama.
Police seized weapons including axes, fence palings and baseball bats and they say the common factor in all the trouble was alcohol.