Office Christmas parties are in full swing and so is police
Sergeant Kate Pirovano, of Queenstown, said it was timely to
remind people not to drink and drive, to make sure they have
safe transport home and watch their speed if they were sober
"It's a great time of year to be tolerant and considerate of
your fellow mankind - that includes driving," she said.
Sgt Pirovano recommended people allow extra time to get to
"Slow down and watch your speeds and make sure everyone is
safe and happy, and just enjoy the weeks leading up to
Police have already started breath-testing drivers on most
nights and early mornings.
Sgt Pirovano said "quite often" police found people over the
limit in the mornings after a night out.
Liquor bans are in force from 10pm on any day until 8am the
following morning and an additional ban will be in place from
6am on December 27 until 6am on January 6.
Areas included in the liquor ban are the whole of the Lake
Wakatipu foreshore from the One Mile roundabout to Park St,
including the Queenstown Gardens.
The resort's town centre, bordered by Lake St, Man St,
Memorial St, Stanley St, Coronation Dr and Park St, is also
subject to the ban.