Woman hit, dragged in alleged drunk driving accident

A 10-seater, allegedly driven by a man under the influence, hit and dragged a woman yesterday morning near the Boram Airport, in Wewak.

East Sepik provincial police commander, Robert Gesa, said the vehicle, identified as a LandCruiser 10-seater, had gone off-road and was driving in the opposite direction when it hit the deceased in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Although reports are still sketchy, the PPC said police gathered that the driver had gone off-road while travelling from Wewak to the airport.

PPC Gesa said the vehicle hit the woman just outside the airport car park and dragged her body a little distance away from the airport exit car park.

He said the identity of the driver is known to the police and further action will be taken during the week.

Imelda Wavik