No Serious Call-Outs for Police and FESA Over Easter Long Weekend

File image: Police responding to an incident at Ululoloa.

It was a blessed Easter for Samoa with no road fatalities or serious injuries and death from long weekend outings and celebrations.

Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil confirms Samoa Police made 27 total arrests from Friday to Sunday with 11 of them being DUIs (driving under the influence).

“We received the normal calls for service but considering that it was Easter weekend, it was reasonably quiet,” said Su’a.

Samoa’s Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Tanuvasa Petone Mauga also confirmed that FESA did not have to respond to any fatal accidents or serious call-outs over the long weekend.

In past years Easter long weekends, Samoa has recorded horrific deaths from drinking sessions gone wrong as well as fatal car accidents.

In New Zealand where over 180,000 Samoans live, this past Easter weekend’s road toll of 8 as reported by RNZI was the country’s worst since 2010 when 12 people died in fatal road accidents.

File image: Police responding to an incident at Ululoloa.