7 Nov 2009

Elderly woman charged over Kapiti cyclist's death

10:09 am on 7 November 2009

A 70-year-old woman has been charged over the death of a cyclist on the Kapiti Coast.

School teacher Frank Van Kampen was riding in the cycle lane of State Highway 1 when he was hit from behind by a car in Te Horo in mid September.

Police say the car driver failed a breath test at the time.

The woman will appear in Levin District Court next Thursday charged with driving with excess alcohol causing death.