13 Oct 2015

Cooks police to investigate PM's road incident

6:54 am on 13 October 2015

Cook Islands police have confirmed they will review a decision not to pursue a road incident involving the Prime Minister, Henry Puna, last year.

Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna

Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna Photo: RNZI / Koro Vaka'uta

The Police commissioner Maara Tetava issued a statement following an official complaint by the Democratic Party.

The opposition party included six photos in its complaint, showing Mr Puna and the victim of the accident, as well as policemen at the scene.

Mr Tetava says the police did not pursue the incident at the time as the parties came to an agreement.

Mr Puna's name was not released by Police at the time as being the driver of the car that had hit a motorcyclist and thrown the rider off.

The Road Safety President, Brent Fisher, says there shouldn't be two sets of rules for people, and police should treat everyone fairly.