Jessica Jasmine Hill was drunk [LIKE BALA] on the night in question and was driving recklessly along Nokonoko Road in Nasinu.
The Suva High Court heard Hill’s car veered onto the opposite lane and hit another vehicle driven by Sereana Pratap of Brisbane [SAME AS BALA]
Pratap and her four teenaged passengers were rushed to Colonial War Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The students who were Pratap’s family members suffered injuries.
The court heard Hill refused to take a breathalyser test when asked by police officers on the night of the accident.[BALA REFUSED TO BE BREATHALYZED BUT GOT HIMSELF ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL]
Suva High Court Judge, Justice Salesi Temo said Hill’s recklessness deprived a family of a wife and a mother.
He said the victim’s family is today paying for Hill’s crime and she is not to complain if a harsh sentence is delivered.
Justice Temo said the degree of violence involved in the crime was high thus a harsh sentence ought to be delivered.
He says the sentence is also a warning to all drivers on the roads who drive recklessly and have no respect for a life.
- See more at: http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/31995/seven-year-prison-term-for-road-death#sthash.A1JIO4lR.dpuf