A Police officer has been charged with reckless driving causing death, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving a vehicle with no number plate.
The 51-year-old officer was off duty when he allegedly crashed into a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old man from Fangaloto last night Friday June 1 at around 11:15pm in Kolofo’ou, Police commissioner Steve Caldwell said.
The victim was rushed to hospital where he died two hours later, the Commissioner said.
The accused was driving a UT Ford van heading north on Vaha’akolo rd before he failed to give way at a roundabout crashing into the driver’s door of a white car driven by the victim.
The arrested officer is in custody while investigation continues.