5 Nov 2014

Samoa minister facing drink driving charge

2:55 pm on 5 November 2014

Samoa's Associate Minister to the Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet, Peseta Vaifou Tevaga, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Peseta Vaifou Tevaga

Samoa government MP and associate minister Peseta Vaifou Tevaga Photo: RNZI correspondent

He appeared in court on Tuesday on a number of other driving offences, including careless driving.

Peseta was driving a government vehicle which was in an accident with a private vehicle.

He entered a not guilty plea and is to stand trial in February next year.

Another charge of being an unlicensed driver was withdrawn.