Woman likely to enter plea

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE woman allegedly involved in a tragic traffic accident which resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl in Honiara last month will likely enter her plea today at the Honiara Magistrates Court.

This is the case against 26-year-old Veslyn Ririana.

Ms Ririana is facing three charges in relation to traffic offences.

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 collision occurred.

Police said 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.

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.

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

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


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