Berbice lawyer charged with drunk driving


Attorney-at-Law, Chandra Sohan appeared at the Albion Magistrate’s Court Monday morning, charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). He appeared before Magistrate, Renita Singh and pleaded not guilty to the charge; he was released on his own recognizance.

The case has been postponed to September 15, 2017 for trial. Sohan, a former Magistrate of Palmyra Village, East Coast Berbice, was represented by Attorney Ryan Crawford. On August 18, the 51-year-old was involved in a serious accident about 19:40hrs and was found to be exceedingly above the legal limit of alcohol, the Guyana Police Force had reported.

He was arrested and released on $100,000 station bail. According to the police force, Sohan was driving motor van – PJJ 6060 – west along the southern driveway on the Williamsburg Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice when a male pedestrian who is still unidentified, allegedly crossed the road from south to north into the path of the vehicle and collided.

The man was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Port Mourant Public Hospital, treated and transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital and later to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where is in a serious but stable condition.

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