The accident occurred along the Waigani Drive at around 4am on July 24th. The vehicle was recently donated by the Australian Federal Police to assist with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) duties.
“The suspect Constable Neil Vaimo attached to the Boroko Traffic Unit was laid administrative charges for negligent driving under Road Traffic Act (RTA),” officer in-charge of Boroko traffic office, Joseph Salle, said.
He added that another policeman, Constable Tutmulai Veneri, will also be charged for handing over the vehicle keys to the suspect. Veneri was aware that the suspect was on suspension for causing a similar accident in the past but gave him the keys to the vehicle anyway.
Meanwhile, Director of the Police Transport Directorate, Superintendent Dennis Corcoran, is calling on police in the National Capital District (NCD) and throughout the country to be responsible and take care of the limited police resources.
“We have a limited police budget and insufficient resources so all police assets should be looked after,” Superintendent Corcoran stressed.