OFFICERS from the RSIPF Traffic Department in Honiara are investigating the traffic accident which occurred along the Mendana Avenue opposite the old Guadalcanal Provincial headquarters on March 11, 2018.
The accident involved a dual cabin hilux vehicle that was travelling in the westerly direction and collided with an electric pole and veered off into the opposite easterly lane.
“The report was received and attended by traffic officers, and when they attended the scene the driver and the other two passengers were already rushed to the National Referral Hospital (NRH) by Police officers from Central Police Station,” says Director Traffic Inspector Brian Surimalefo.
“The driver was tested for alcohol in the blood and it is alleged that she was driving under the influence of alcohol above the prescribed level.
“The passengers inside the hilux including the driver herself were injured and admitted at the NRH. Police is expected to lay charges against the driver when she is discharged from the hospital.
“I want to remind the general public that the message is very clear. If you are going to drink alcohol don’t drive. It is against the law. Do not put your life or others’ lives at risk and be responsible for your actions,” says Inspector Surimalefo.