Hit and run suspect charged with manslaughter

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THE 21-year-old Malawai, Nadi, resident who was allegedly involved in a hit and run fatal accident that killed a 41-year-old police officer last week has been charged with one count of manslaughter.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the accused faces five other charges including illegal drug possession.

“He faces one count of manslaughter, one count of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, one count of careless driving, one count of failure to comply with requirements following an accident, one count of using motor vehicle contrary to license condition and one count of unlawful possession of an illicit drugs as marijuana was found inside the vehicle,” she said in a police report.

“He will be produced at the Nadi Magistrates Court (today).”


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