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Monday 17 July 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Court, Crime, National


Motorcyclist killed following road incident on Rarotonga
The scene of the road incident in Matavera. POLICE/ 23071613

A 28-year-old man has died following a road incident on Rarotonga.

Police conducted crash scene forensics on Saturday morning on the Main Road at Matavera where a fatal road incident had occurred.

The man sustained fatal injuries when he lost control of his motorcycle, after a slight bend, police said in a statement.

Police were called at 6.26am and traffic had to be diverted until investigators had completed their scene analysis.

Police said early indications are that speed was a contributing factor.

The fatality is the third on Rarotonga this year.

Police said they had been involved in a long Friday night shift of incidents prior to the fatal.  

A car crash was called in at 4.50am on Saturday on the Main Road between the Business Trade Investment Board and the Bond Store.

A 33-year-old male driver was subsequently breathalysed and arrested for excess alcohol (570 micrograms per litre of breath).

Earlier in the morning, Police forbid one person from driving out of a nightclub car park.

A suspected drunk driver swerving on the road from the airport was reported to Police.

Two arrests were made early on Sunday morning.

A man was remanded for contempt of his court orders while a male motorcyclist was stopped near Raro Fried Chicken in town and arrested for drunk driving.

He was remanded in custody after testing at 1020mcg/l.