The truck wrecked a power pole and brought down cables on Friday night. POLICE/21060703
The driver of the truck involved in a crash which wrecked a power pole and brought down cables in Panama on Friday night is likely to appear in court on Thursday.
Police were called to the scene shortly after 9.30pm.
Traffic had to be diverted to clear the main road of debris.
In a statement, police said the driver was breathalysed at
more than double the limit, and arrested. The driver is facing drunk driving
According to police, the costs are likely to mount as a
result of this incident as Te Aponga Uira technicians value the damage.
In the aftermath of a Friday night of incidents, two drivers
were in prison. A third person was forbidden from driving.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, police arrested
another driver, following a checkpoint in town. He was breathalysed at more
than four times the limit.
On early Sunday, a man was stopped at a traffic checkpoint
in town and was subsequently tested, and found to be more than double the legal
limit for alcohol. The driver was remanded into custody.
“The realities of drinking and driving are lessons that
continue to be ignored by many drivers on Rarotonga. The risks to yourself, to
the lives of innocent people, as well as the damage to vehicles and other
property, will be costly,” police said.