25 May 2020

Senior Cooks official in court over police test refusal

5:57 pm on 25 May 2020

A senior official in the Cook Islands Government has appeared in court after refusing a breath alcohol or blood test.

Rarotonga police station

Rarotonga police station Photo: RNZI / Mary Baines

Terry Rangi is Chief Executive to the Corrections Minister.

The Cook Islands News reported he didn't enter a plea and will be back in court on Thursday week.

Police spokesperson Trevor Pitt said such refusals were not a risk worth taking, because peopel would be arrested and taken to court.

He called such acts "stupidity."