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Disappointing Labour weekend road toll

Police are disappointed in this years Labour Weekend road toll, with five people dying on the roads this long weekend, two more than last year. 

Of the five crashes, two involved motorcycles and one was a pedestrian.

Waikato Police had a busy weekend but said the road toll could have been higher. They stopped a young man who had been driving home after a night of drinking as well as stopping another speeding driver who had three unrestrained children in the car.

A man was also stopped in Hamilton for breaking four rules at once. He was driving on a learner licence with a teenage passenger, had reached 130kmh on a stretch where the limit was 60 and his car had no warrant of fitness. He also returned a blood alcohol reading of 646mgs.

The official holiday road period started at 4pm on Friday, and ended at 6am on Monday.

Laura Barker
Laura is following her dreams to become a journalist. Currently studying at the New Zealand Radio Training School she also has a BA in Anthropology. She aspires to become a snow reporter and to finish watching every episode of Gilmore Girls.
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