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Police officer charged with Reckless driving causing death

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05th June, 2018 Police arrested and charged a 51-year-old Police Officer with Reckless driving causing the death of a 37-year-old man from Fangaloto on Friday night 1st of June, 2018 at around 11:15pm at Kolofo’ou.

The accused who was off duty at the time, was driving a UT Ford van heading North on Vaha’akolo Road when he failed to give way at the round about and crashed into the drivers door of the white car driven by the victim.

The 37-year-old man was rushed to Vaiola hospital. He passed away two hours later.

Police can confirm that the suspect was driving under the influence of alcohol. He has been charged with Reckless driving causing death, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving a vehicle with no number plate.

The arrested officer is in custody while Investigation continues.

ENDS

For further inquiries please contact: Tonga Police Media & Communication Officer, Tonga Police Headquarters, Longolongo; – Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it phone (676) 23 323 EXT. 125

 

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