Saanapu man, died after being run over by vehicle while sleeping on the road

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A 23-year-old man from Saanapu Safata has died after he was run over by a vehicle over the weekend. 

Police Commissioner, Auapaau Logoitino Filipo confirmed this to Radio Polynesia, citing the man was drunk and fell asleep on the road.

The traffic incident occurred last Saturday night and the Police are continuing their investigation into this matter. 

The driver of the vehicle that was involved in the incident has been charged with negligent driving causing death. He is out on bail and is scheduled to appear in the Supreme Court on Monday 17 April 2023 for his criminal mention. 

According to the Police Commissioner, the man is set to leave the Country for overseas work when the incident occurred.