An Auckland teenage driver has appeared in court today
charged with causing the death of a passenger who died after
he was impaled on a metal rod.
Andrew Fausia faces two charges of driving while disqualified
and reckless driving causing the death of David Sionepulu.
The unemployed 19-year-old entered no plea and was remanded
to reappear in the Auckland District Court on February 14.
Justice of the Peace David Grove granted Fausia bail to a
Glenn Innes address.
He stipulated multiple conditions on Fausia's bail including
a 12 hour night-time curfew, not communicating or attempting
to communicate with the dead passenger's family or two other
He was also barred from drinking or associating with
Grove also issued an order for Fausia not use his passport or
apply to travel.He was also given a fresh ban from driving.
David Sionepulu died on Ngapipi Rd early on Thursday when the
car he was a passenger in crashed through a fence.
The 19-year-old was impaled through his torso by a steel rod.
- Lynley Bilby