Police in Port Moresby have saved a man accused of hitting a child with his vehicle from further beatings.
In a ‘Drunk Patro’l led by NCD Task Force Unit Commander, Mark Mosinakave, the man was rescued when police arrived at the scene.
It is alleged the community as Gerehu State Six beat the man after he hit a child on Friday night.
Police are yet to confirm if that man has been charged.
He was lucky that police intervened and stopped further beatings. But he was bleeding when police apprehended him.
It is alleged that this was the vehicle, he was travelling in.
Over 40 officers took part in this patrol which began after a brief at the Boroko Station.
Areas patrolled, included Waigani and Stages One to Seven of Gerehu and Erima.
At Gerehu Stage One, the officers removed a group of men, who were drinking just outside a Liquor Shop.
Most of the men have escaped, but three were apprehended.
The team continued patrolling Gerehu states Two, Three and Five suburbs.
At Gerehu State Four, they did a foot beat patrol ensuring that all Liquor Licenced Shops were closed and no drunkards were on the road.
The patrol was to ensure that Port Moresby residents were not drinking in public areas and check the illegal sale of alcohol at residential areas.
The patrol ended with five arrests.