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Man sitting on park bench fatally hit by car

Radio New Zealand logo Radio New Zealand 11/01/2017

A 54-year-old man has died after he was hit by a car while he was sitting on a park bench in Kaitaia overnight.

Police said the victim was sitting on a park bench on Commerce Road when he was allegedly struck by a vehicle at about 1am.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and will appear in the Kaitaia District Court this afternoon.

He has been charged with driving with excess breath alcohol causing death.

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