The police in Samoa have charged the head of the Bureau of Statistics with driving while under the influence and careless driving causing injuries.
Sefuiva Reupena, who was driving a government vehicle on the night of the accident, collided with a private vehicle causing injuries to a female driver.
The police say the government car has been written off as a result of the accident.
The government has set out guidelines for the use of public funded vehicles by all its officials.
Sefuiva Reupena will appear in court on April 17.