A motorcyclist who crashed into a colleague’s van was more than five times over the blood alcohol limit.
George Tangimetua appeared before Justice of the Peace John Whitta at the
Criminal Court in Avarua on Thursday. He pleaded guilty to careless driving and
driving with excess blood alcohol.
to the summary of facts, the incident occurred on August 27, 2022.
was near Titikaveka when he crashed into the rear of a white van. Tangimetua
had recently consumed alcohol.
stopped by police, Tangimetua was taken to the station where he received a
blood alcohol test. He recorded 272mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, the limit
convicted Tangimetua of careless driving, and fined him $50 in Court costs and
ordered him to pay $50 in reparations.
excess breath alcohol charge, JP Whitta fined Tangimetua $500, ordered him to
pay $150 in reparations for the blood test and fined him $50 in Court costs. He
also disqualified Tangimetua from holding a driver’s licence for 12 months.
Jonathan Elisa was ordered to pay court costs of $100 for an incident of
careless driving on July 22, 2022.
was riding a motorcycle near Tupapa about 4.20pm on July 22, 2022, when he took
his eyes off the road and crashed into the back of the truck.
defendant and the victim knew each other. Elisa had a blood alcohol rate of
11mcg per 100ml of blood, which was below the maximum allowable level of 50mcg per
Whitta also ordered Elisa to pay $150 in reparations for the blood test.