26-yr arrested for causing death by reckless driving

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

POLICE have arrested a 26 year-old woman from Isabel province for causing death by reckless driving on a 15-year-old girl on September 15 night.

A police officer in Central Police station confirmed yesterday that the accused was arrested by the traffic officers and was charged in relation to the incident.

Meanwhile according to a statement from the Police Media Unit that 15-year-old female has died as a result of a car collision at the Honiara City Council (HCC) roundabout opposite the Solomon Water office last night 15 September 2018.

The statement says that Supervising Director, Kukum Traffic Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Michael Haomae says, “A 26-year-old female of Isabel Province was driving a motor vehicle along the Mendana Avenue in a westerly direction when the collision allegedly.

SSgt Haomae explains, “The motor vehicle was allegedly approaching the HCC roundabout at high speed when the vehicle went off the road and allegedly collided with the deceased who was walking in an easterly direction on the road near the Solomon Water office.”

Mr Haomae says, “Police attended to the fatal accident and assisted the victim to the National Referral Hospital. She was later pronounced dead by medical authorities.”

He says, “The suspect was transported to the Central Police Station and formally arrested for causing death by reckless and dangerous driving under the Traffic Act.

The suspect was given a Random Breath Test (RBT). Her alcohol blood reading was 0.184% well above the legal rate of 0.050%.”

SSgt Haomae adds: “The suspect was also arrested for driving an unlicensed motor vehicle which expired on 30 June 2018 and driving without a driver’s license.”

Mr Haomae says, “On behalf of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) I would like to express our sympathy and condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased after the sudden passing away of their young girl.

Police call on both parties involved to refrain from taking the law into their own hands but allow police to investigate and prosecute the matter before the court.

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