Drunk driver charged

Alcohol was believed to be a major factor in an accident that occurred on Beach Road last week.   The driver of a Nissan X-trail that crashed into a RAV-4 two-door rental car parked in front of the Seana Night Club, was admitted to hospital last night. 

This was confirmed by the Media Officer of the Ministry of Police Maotaoalii Kaioneta Kitiona yesterday.  Maota said an investigating officer visited the driver this morning at the hospital and he is not in a critical condition. 

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The driver is 25 years of age and according  to Maota, he appeared to be drunk. 

He said the driver took a breathalyzer test and it was confirmed at more than 70%. 

The 25-year-old is being charge with being under the influence of alcohol in breath (breathalyzer). 

Maota said the matter is still under investigation and there could be more charges against the accused. The vehicle was coming from Mulinu’u and veered off the road, crashed into the road rails on the seawall and into the two vehicles parked on the side of the road.  Maota said there were three vehicles involved, and the incident occurred around 10:30pm  on Thursday night. 

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