Man charged after smashing his car into Royal Palace fence

A driver accused of smashing his vehicle into the fence of the Royal Palace and fleeing the scene in Nuku’alofa has been charged with reckless driving

Police arrested 30-year-old Seleti Mafi of Sopu Monday 8 and is awaiting trial at the Magistrate Court.

According to Police Communication Officer Telesia Adams the accused after fleeing the scene arrived at the Central Police station and falsely filed a complaint claiming his van was stolen.

However a witness told Police he saw Mafi leaving the van after it crashed into the Palace’s fence. The witness’s report led to the victim’s arrest.

It was not clear whether the accused received further charges on his false report or not.

He was remanded on bail.

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  1. Kuo fakaʻilo ha tangata fakaʻuli ki he fakaʻuli taʻe tokanga hili haʻane tuiʻi ʻa e ʻā ʻo Palasí pea hola ia mei he feituʻú ni ʻi Nukuʻalofa.

    Ko e tangata taʻu 30 ʻeni mei Sopu ko Seleti Mafi pea ne puke ia ʻi he ʻaho Mōnite ko hono ʻaho 8 ʻe he kau polisi ʻo tali ai ke hā ʻi he fakamaauʻangá ko e lau ia ʻa Telesia Adams ko e ʻŌfisa Fetuʻutaki ʻa e Kau Polisí.

    Lolotonga hono kei kumi ia ʻe he kau polisí ne aʻu atu ʻa Mafi ia ʻo fakahū haʻane launga loi ki he kau polisi ʻi Nukuʻalofá ʻo pehē ne kaihaʻasi ʻene vēní.

    Kae pangó ne kilofi ia ʻe ha tokotaha ne sio tonu he fakatamaki ne hokó ʻo ne fakatokangaʻi ko Mafi pe ne fakaʻuli ʻo tuiʻi e ʻaá pea hopo ia ʻo hola mei ai.

    Kuo ʻomi ai ha fakamālō ʻa e kau polisí ki he tokotaha ko ʻeni ne tokoni ange ʻo ʻilo ai e pauʻu ʻa e fakaʻiloá ni.

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