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Underaged driver faces 3 charges

Dawn Gibson
Thursday, January 31, 2013

THE 15-year-old who drove a car and allegedly hit two women in Nadera over the weekend, has been charged with once count each of dangerous driving, driving without a driver's licence and contravening the condition of third party policy risk.

This was revealed in a police statement yesterday. According to the statement, the 15 year-old was picked up by a 20-year-old to buy kava.

The 20-year-old, who is only a learner's permit holder, allegedly allowed the 15-year-old student to drive when the incident happened.

The 20-year-old was also charged with driving a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, permitting another person to drive without a driver's licence and permitting another person to contravene third party policy risk.

"As per the directive, serious cases of this nature will be investigated over a 12-hour period as it is a safety concern. It cannot be emphasised enough that driver's licence holders and permit holders have legal and moral responsibilities to adhere to," the report stated. The two will be produced in court at a later date.