9 Jul 2008

Samoan RAMSI officer involved in fatal vehicle accident agrees to be questioned

8:58 pm on 9 July 2008

A Samoan police officer who was allegedly in a car that caused the death of a nurse last month in Solomon Islands has now agreed to be questioned by police.

He and a colleague, off duty and allegedly intoxicated, drove a Regional Assistance Mission vehicle into a local nurse from Honiara.

One of the men, in hospital in Brisbane, refused to co-operate with the Solomon Islands police investigation into the accident.

The Solomon Star newspaper reports the officer is now prepared to cooperate with police and a police investigator flew to Brisbane to question him.

The acting Police Commissioner, Peter Marshall, says he's pleased with the development and expects the investigation to be finalised by the end of the week.