POLICE officers in Guadalcanal Province have arrested a 40-year-old male following a fatal traffic accident which claimed the life of a four-year-old male child at Komabulu Village, in the Reko area of North East Guadalcanal on 1 October 2018.
Officer Commanding Station (OCS) Tetere Police Station, Inspector Hughes Nevol says, “It is alleged that the 4-year-old was walking on the road side between 6 to 7 pm when the vehicle hit him.”
He adds: “The suspect seeing what happened drove straight to the Tetere Police Station and surrendered himself to Police. He was breath tested for presence of alcohol and was found positive for presence of alcohol in person’s blood and was later placed in Police custody.”
“Investigation into the matter has begun and I call anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward and assist Police in their investigations,” says Inspector Nevol.
He adds: “I want to call on the people of Komabulu to allow police to carry out investigations into the matter and not to take the law into their own hands.”
“I would also like to remind vehicle drivers travelling to and from North East Guadalcanal, that as our road is now nearing completion and the conditions are good, I urge you all to think safety first. Do not drink and drive. Be responsible for your actions,” says Inspector Nevol.