Police Investigate Ministry of Agriculture Van Involved in Single Car Crash over Long Weekend


The police are investigating a single car accident involving a Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) vehicle over the long weekend.

According to Deputy Police Commissioner, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo the driver collided with an electricity pole at Lefaga causing the power to go off for some time in the area.

“We are still investigating the cause of the accident and have not laid any charges against the driver of the vehicle,” said the Deputy Police Commissioner.

“However there is a possibility he could be charged with dangerous driving,” he added.

Auapa’au says the driver was tested for alcohol, however, he was found to have been “under the limit”.

According to the driver, he was on his way to drop off Ministry staff, when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed.

The 2009 Road Traffic Breathalyser Amendment Act states that one is over the limit when a breathalyser test shows to “exceed 40 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath”.

For a blood test, one is “over the limit” when their blood alcohol level is found to have exceeded 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood.

A tragic accident at Leusoalii on the Saturday of Father’s Day long weekend has claimed two lives.

The tragic accident took the lives of two mothers who were all on their way to Saleaaumua on Saturday evening.

Auapa’au said Police once again caution all motorists to please refrain from driving if you know your are consuming alcohol.

“This message also applies to all drivers that make a habit of speeding to please stick to the speed limit at all times for your own safety, the safety of your loved ones and of course pedestrians on the roads,” Auapa’au added.

Marieta H Ilalio