9 Apr 2010

Without licence, Solomons bishop convicted for drink driving

12:27 pm on 9 April 2010

An Anglican bishop in Solomon Islands has been fined for drink driving and crashing a Diocesan vehicle.

The Solomon Star newspaper reports that Charles Koete, who is the Bishop of Central Solomons Diocese, pleaded guilty to the charges related to his crash on January the 1st.

He had also been charged with driving without a driving licence.

Police said earlier in the day his son was seen driving the truck, however later when they were about to leave to pay for more beers, the accused insisted he drive even though he was too drunk.

They reportedly went to a liqour shop and to a lodge where they bought more beers and then set off back to the bishop's official residence.