Wingate: Firearm charges result from Wednesday night Checkpoint

Two people are due to appear in the Lower Hutt District court next Friday following an assault on Wednesday night at an alcohol checkpoint at Wingate Crescent Taita.

Police say the car was stopped for a routine breath test at Wingate overpass about 7pm. They say the driver 22 was arrested on a fines warrant and his passenger 17 was detained after punching one of the arresting officers several times. Firearms & ammunation were also found in the vehicle. Both men were remanded and will appear on a variety of charges relating to assault, drugs and offensive weapons.

Several other related incidents occurred as the result of the strong Police present, including drink driving evasion resulting in cars being pulled over at NaeNae Shopping Centre. (see below)

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