THE court has started hearing evidences into the traffic case against former Deputy Police Commissioner Walter Kola, Tuesday.
The trial is in relation to the charges of careless & inconsiderate driving and failing to stop and report.
Prosecution called seven witnesses and will call its key witnesses once he arrives from the province.
The defence has also requested cross-examining four other witnesses.
That will be done on Friday.
The court will then know by then if prosecution’s key witness is available but if he is not, then the matter will be adjourned to a date he will be available.
Kola is being tried following the incident between 4am and 4.30am on 11 April 2014, at Point Cruz.
This was when he was allegedly driving 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.
The trial was conducted before Magistrate Augustine Aulanga.
Private lawyer John Smith Pitabelama represents Kola while Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda appeared for the Crown.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN