Samoa judge calls for al­co­hol re­stric­tion

Fiji Sun - - Pacific News - RNZI

Apia: A Supreme Court judge in Samoa has called on the Liquor Con­trol Board to im­pose tougher con­di­tions on the sale of al­co­hol to al­ready in­tox­i­cated cus­tomers. Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke made the call dur­ing the sen­tenc­ing of Luma Pe­sefa to four years and four months im­pris­on­ment term in prison for man­slaugh­ter. Ac­cord­ing to the sum­mary of facts, both the ac­cused and the de­ceased had been drink­ing al­co­hol on premises li­censed to sell al­co­hol at a bar at Safotu, Savai’i in Jan­uary 2017.

The Samoa Ob­server news­pa­per re­ported Jus­tice Leiataualesa say­ing that de­spite the two be­ing drunk, the li­censed out­let con­tin­ued to serve them al­co­hol.

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