THE traffic case against the former deputy police commissioner Walter Kola has been further adjourned to June 9.
Kola is yet to take his plea to the charges of careless & inconsiderate driving and failing to stop and report.
Prosecution yesterday made a slight amendment to wording of the charge.
According to the charge sheet, Kola was charged under section of the old Traffic Act.
Prosecution therefore deleted the word Traffic Act and replaced it with the wordings, Road Transport Act.
Police charged Kola following the allegation on 11 April 2014, at Point Cruz when he was driving a G-plate number 3634, and ran into the island in the middle of the road and hit an electric post.
This was in front of the Investment Cooperation Solomon Island (ICSI) office located at the Mendana Avenue, Point Cruz.
Kola appeared in person yesterday in court.
His lawyer Smith Pitabelama was absent in court as he is out in the province.
Meanwhile, in relation to the traffic case against former provincial police commander of Guadalcanal, Daniel Hunikera, his case was adjourned to 19 June.
He was away on compassionate leave and did not turn up in court yesterday.
He is facing charges of driving when being in charge or under the influence of drinks and careless & inconsiderate driving.
This was in relation to an incident at Alligator Creek in East Guadalcanal on 14 February 2015.
Hunikera crashed a government vehicle during an early morning ride.
It was alleged he was drinking at that time.
It was believed this was the same vehicle previous used by Kola.
The expensive government vehicle was badly damaged when it veered off the road and crashed in the Alligator Creek area.
That G-plated vehicle was allocated and garaged by Hunikera.
The incident allegedly occurred between 4 am and 5am.
Hunikera is being represented by George Gray of Public Solicitor’s Office.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN