Police set up vehicle check outside Mosgiel

People travelling in and out of Mosgiel in their cars on Saturday morning could do so only after being questioned by police.

Traffic came to a halt on Quarry Rd, State Highway 87, as police pulled vehicles over, ensuring drivers were complying with the Government's Covid-19 alert level four restrictions.

A police spokeswoman said the first step was to educate.

“Our goal is to ensure people understand the importance of staying home.”

Police were stopping vehicles driving in and out of Mosgiel today to ensure people were complying...
Police were stopping vehicles driving in and out of Mosgiel today to ensure people were complying with Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Christine O'Connor

She said people would be told how to stay safe but if they continued to break the rules, it would be at the police officer’s discretion to give them a warning, or if needed, arrest them.

Police would continue to be visible within communities and have conversations with people who left their homes.

“Stay at home, save lives.

“It is that simple,” she said.

Add a Comment







Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter