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Drink driving accused appear in court

Wednesday 24 January 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

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Drink driving accused appear in court

Sailosi Waqalala Ratuvukivuki appeared before Justice of the Peace John Whitta at the Avarua Criminal Court on Thursday last week for a charge of excess blood alcohol and careless driving.

The court heard that on December 3, 2023, Ratuvukivuki drove a truck on the public road under the influence of alcohol, and was also driving carelessly.

JP Whitta advised the defendant to seek a lawyer or represent himself, and ordered that he surrender his passport.

The matter was adjourned to February 15.

Grace Powell also appeared on Thursday, charged with similar offences, this year.

Powell was found to be over the legal limit for alcohol after a blood test.

She was advised to get a lawyer or represent herself and the matter was adjourned to

February 15.

Powell was also ordered to surrender her passport.