Twenty-four people have been charged for failing to tell police who was driving their vehicle during a West Auckland gang funeral procession in March.
Inspector Sunny Patel said “extensive inquiries” were made to identify and locate the alleged drivers after the procession on March 23.
As a result, police handed out 167 infringement notices to motorcycle riders and motorists and impounded eight motorcycles.
Fifteen riders were prosecuted for “serious driving offences” and are currently processing through the courts.
However, 24 vehicle owners have been charged for failing to tell police who was driving their vehicle at the time.
“Failing or refusing to advise police who is the driver of a motor vehicle is an offence punishable by up to a $20,000 fine,” Patel said.
There have been a number of gang rides resulting in fines and arrests in the past year.
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