12 Jan 2017

Man sitting on park bench fatally hit by car

11:38 am on 12 January 2017

A 54-year-old man has died after he was hit by a car while he was sitting on a park bench in Kaitaia overnight.

Police said the victim was sitting on a park bench on Commerce Road when he was struck by a vehicle at about 1am.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and will appear in the Kaitaia District Court this afternoon.

He has been charged with driving with excess breath alcohol causing death.