Five (5) omnibus drivers including two (2) police officers have been charged with the offence of dangerous driving, which has resulted in the suspension of their driver’s licenses. The defendants’ licenses are suspended pending the outcome of the matters in the Magistrate Courts. This information was disclosed by Head of the Traffic Department, Superintendent of Police, Mr. Kenneth John.
According to Superintendent John, about 6:00 pm on Monday June 14, 2021 Traffic Officers were conducting motor vehicular checks on the public roads. In light of this, Motor vehicle H9855 driven Orvin Trimmingham of Greggs was stopped and it was discovered that the omnibus had more passengers onboard than it was registered to carry. As a result, Mr. Trimmingham was issued with a ticket. In the process of issuing the ticket, the driver made use of indecent language. He was informed of the offence and asked to alight the vehicle. However, he refused and drove off.
As a result, traffic officers pursued and succeeded in bringing the vehicle to a halt. Trimningham was later arrested and charged with the offences of carrying in a public services vehicle more passengers than allowed, making use of indecent language, failing to remain stationary and assaulting a police officer by head butting him.
Trimmingham was taken before the Kingstown Magistrate Court on 15.6.21 to answer to the charges. He pleaded guilty. He was fined $1250.00 with $500.00 to be paid forthwith and the remainder to be paid by July 31, 2021. In default, he will serve six (6) months in prison.