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Solomon Is Police suspend senior officer

Timoci Vula
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Update: 3:48PM A SENIOR officer of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has been suspended pending investigations alleging driving under the influence of liquor that resulted in a crash.

The RSIPF reported the alleged incident occurred on March 1 at Lower Kola ridge road above Florence Young School in East Honiara.

It is alleged the officer was under the influence of alcohol and driving a private car when it went off the left side of the road and hit an electricity post.

Commissioner of RSIPF Matthew Varley said: "The crash last week involving one of my senior officers has been investigated by Police Professional Standards and Internal Investigation jointly with our Traffic officers."

He said this was a very serious matter and it was alleged the officer was under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred.

"He was breath tested and found to be allegedly under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and later charged. 

 "I can assure the public, the officer is being dealt with according to law, charged with four counts and released on bail to appear in the Honiara Central Magistrates Court at a later date."

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