Cromwell police are frustrated at the number of
alcohol-related incidents they have been attending.
"Again, we've had a busy weekend dealing with alcohol-fuelled
offending. Yes, it's the nature of the job, but it's
incredibly frustrating to deal with the aftermath of
alcohol-related harm and to see the impact it has on families
and friends," Sergeant Simon Paget said.
In addition to an incident at the Golden Gate Lodge on
Saturday morning which resulted in one man receiving 10
stitches to his head, police attended two others.
About 2.30am on Sunday, ambulance officers required police
backup after they were hindered, by "grossly intoxicated
family members", in their efforts to help an elderly woman
who had collapsed.
About half an hour later, police were called to a domestic
incident between an intoxicated man and woman.