The accident took place opposite the Sir Manasupe Haus at around 4am, resulting in the deaths of three people with five receiving multiple injuries.
“The driver lost control of the vehicle allegedly whilst under the influence of alcohol. The vehicle reportedly overturned three times and claimed the lives of three people,” officer-in-charge of Boroko Traffic Unit, Senior Inspector Joseph Salle, said.
He added that the driver, Lorraine Kwarara, was arrested, charged and locked up at the Boroko Police Station cell. She was charged for negligent driving causing deaths and one for dangerous driving causing injuries under the Road Traffic Act (RTA).
Salle confirmed that two people who died instantly at the scene were John Nouairi and Frederick Kwarara Todi, the son of the driver. Another female also died later at the Port Moresby General Hospital.
They were all from Gabagaba village in Central Province.