Drunk quake workers spark disorder
Earthquake workers turning into "angry drunks" at Burnham Military Camp at weekends are causing problems for police.
Police have been called to homes leased by Fulton Hogan at the military camp several times over the past few weeks, with the latest incident happening just hours after lance corporals Pralli Durrer and Rory Malone were farewelled at a military service nearby.
Constable Liz Johnson said police received three calls on Saturday night about disorder at two of the houses leased by Fulton Hogan at the camp.
Fulton Hogan leased 42 houses from the camp for staff working on Canterbury's earthquake rebuild.
It was not known how many people were drinking at the two houses, but some had become "angry drunks'' and were fighting.
"Alcohol has fuelled the situation,'' Johnson said.
It was not believed anyone was injured during the fighting, but a 19-year-old man was arrested for breach of bail.
Disorder had been reported at the house over the past few weeks and police were concerned it could become a more serious problem, Johnson said.
"It may become a problem if we don't stay on top of it.''
Military police based at the camp also attended the disorder incidents and the situation would be followed up with Fulton Hogan, she said.
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