Police to charge drivers who did burn outs during funeral procession

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The Police have moved to charge drivers of vehicles who were caught on camera doing burn outs on Vaea Street last Saturday.

The vehicles were part of a funeral procession for a teenage boy killed in a car crash on Vaea Street more than two weeks ago.

The move to file charges was confirmed in a media statement issued by the Police yesterday.

“The Traffic Section is pursuing to file appropriate traffic charges against the drivers of vehicles posted on social media by concerned members of the public for driving recklessly on Saleufi road on Saturday 21st July 2018,” the statement said.

The Police also addressed questions about reports of boy racers on the streets of Apia.

“In light of the requests and queries regarding the issue of boy racers, the Samoa Police Service confirms the following: 

• Police operation has commenced on Friday 13th July 2018 to address the issue relating to these boy racers around Apia. It includes police patrols and static posts in targeted areas of Apia at specific times of the night. 

• Drivers stopped by police in connection with this operation have either been charged with traffic related offences or issued with written warnings. Details of driver and vehicle has been recorded and will be referred to the Lands and Transport Authority.”

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