Accused faces three charges in traffic offence

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

VESLYN Ririana, the accused in the death of a 15 year old girl in a traffic accident last month is facing three charges in relation to the traffic offence.

The allegation said Ririana on the night of September 15 was driving a motor vehicle along the Mendana Avenue in a westerly direction when the accident occurred.

Police said the motor vehicle was allegedly approaching the HCC roundabout at a high speed when it went off the road and allegedly struck the deceased who was walking in an easterly direction on the road near the Solomon Water office.

Police attended to the fatal accident and assisted the victim to the National Referral Hospital. She was later pronounced dead by medical authorities.

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

Ririana also was given a Random Breath Test (RBT) and shows that her alcohol blood reading was 0.184% well above the legal rate of 0.050%.

The accused was also arrested for driving an unlicensed motor vehicle which expired on 30 June 2018 and driving without a driver’s license.

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