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Mana Whanonga Pirihimana Motuhake

Officer in Bay of Plenty convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving

24 August 2021

The Authority oversaw both criminal and employment investigations into an allegation that an officer on duty in a marked Police car drove while intoxicated and crashed into a fence. The officer pleaded guilty to charges of driving with excess blood alcohol and careless driving and was disqualified from driving, fined, and had to pay reparation.

As the officer resigned, the employment investigation was not completed.

The Authority agrees with the outcome of the criminal investigation.

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