Senator Toribiong defended Dr. Kuartei in today's April 28, Senate session. He said it was not right to charge Dr. Kuartei with DUI because the accident involved his own personal truck in which no damage to public properties or injuries occurred as a result. He went on to question why the case merited the SP's office to file the charges and not the AG's office.Toribiong also lambasted Palau Horizon for exaggerating this supposedly non-issue into a front-page headline news. He said they should have taken into consideration Dr.Kuartei's stature in the community and not to serve their own agenda by sensationalizing it. He said that this news should have been treated much like the rest that are found in the police blotter section in the news. He also said that how the Palau Horizon treated the news could tarnished the good Doctor's name and reputation.