12 Nov 2013

French Polynesia transport minister resigns after car crash

1:14 pm on 12 November 2013

French Polynesia's transport minister, Bruno Marty, has resigned just days after being hospitalised following a car crash.

Media reports say Mr Marty was under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car on the way home.

Mr Marty, who has also been in charge of road safety, became a minister in May.

It's not know if charges will be laid.

No replacement has been named yet.