A police officer facing a traffic offence in relation to an incident in 2011 resulting in the death of a girl at West Guadalcanal in 2011 returns to court next month.
Rex U’upwe is facing one count of causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.
This was in relation to an incident on March 2, 2011 at West Honiara where U’upwe was driving a car and hit an on-coming vehicle.
As a result of the incident, a passenger on board the vehicle died.
Prosecution alleged that Uu’pwe was under the influence of liquor and was driving at a high speed heading westbound using the east bound lane.
It was alleged that other vehicle, a passenger truck was heading east bound when it met the accused coming towards them on their lane just after a bend.
The accused appeared in court yesterday, but is still without a lawyer.
The court ordered him to find a lawyer for him and to appear in court on December 2.
Crown Prosecutor Willie Vaiyu represents the State.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN