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A senior Solomon Islands Police Officer suspended

The Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has suspended a senior police officer after a crash on 01 March 2018 at Lower Kola ridge road above Florence Young School in East Honiara.

It was alleged the officer was under the influence of alcohol and driving a private car when it went off the left side of the road and hit an electricity post.

Commissioner of RSIPF, Matthew Varley says, “The crash last week involving one of my senior officers has been investigated by Police Professional Standards and Internal Investigation jointly with our Traffic officers.”

Commissioner Varley says, “This is a very serious matter and it is alleged the officer was under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred.”
“He was breath tested and found to be allegedly under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and later charged.” 
He adds: “I can assure the public, the officer is being dealt with according to law, charged with four counts and released on bail to appear in the Honiara Central Magistrates Court at a later date.”

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