COVID-19: 37 arrested in last 48 hours

Thirty-seven arrests for breach of curfew restrictions were recorded over the past two days.

According to police, 16 arrests for breach of curfew were recorded between 11pm Thursday to 4am Friday.

“The Central Division recorded 11 cases, Southern three and Western Division two. The three arrests made in the Southern Division involved a woman and two men who were found drunk outside a service station in Nabua. Three women and eight men were arrested drunk in the Central Division,” said Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu.

He added a 19-year-old man is also facing a possible additional charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped at a checkpoint in Flagstaff.

From Friday 11pm to 4am this morning 21 arrests were recorded.

“The Southern Division recorded 13 cases, Western five report and Eastern three cases. The five reports recorded in the Western Division involved four men who were drunk while an 18-year-old woman was arrested at Natokowaqa returning from buying cigarettes,’ he added.

Of the thirteen arrests made in the Southern Division eight were women who were drunk in public.

Seven women were drinking liquor at the Lakeba Street bus stop while a 22-year-old woman was found drunk in Narere.

The three arrests made in the Eastern Division were recorded in Nausori and involved three men who were drunk in public.