21-year-old charged in relation to hit and run in Otorohanga

  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

A 21-year-old man will appear in Hamilton District Court today charged over the hit and run incident which killed 17-year-old Ocean Poihaere Heke in Otorohanga.

The man has been charged with Driving While under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Death.

Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson says despite the arrest they will continue to gather information about the incident and would still like to hear from anyone who has useful information.

He says, “I am grateful to the communities of Te Kuiti and Otorohanga for supporting our inquiry and I hope they continue to do so for this terrible tragedy.”