The man accused of a hit and run last week that left a
five-year-old boy fighting for his life has appeared in
Joshua Manukapei Watson, 27, did not appear for his first
court appearance yesterday.
A warrant was issued for his arrest.
Police arrested Watson by his home about 9am today.
Watson is facing one charge of failing to stop to ascertain
He did not enter a plea today and has been remanded on bail
until September 10.
Police did not oppose bail.
He was ordered not to contact the young boy's family or go
within 200 metres of Kingsley Rd, where the incident occurred
The injured boy, Kayzah-Shae Wairama, was flown to Starship
Hospital last week and placed in an induced coma.
Yesterday Kayzah-Shae was listed as stable and had been moved
out of paediatric intensive care.