Former Magistrate slapped with more charges


Former Magistrate and current lawyer, 51-year-old Chandra Sohan has once again made another court appearance at the Albion Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Renita Singh today, where he was slapped with two additional charges following an accident on the Corentyne.

Sohan of Palmyra Village Corentyne Berbice was charged with failing to render assistance and also for failing to disclose his identification to the nearest police station following the accident. He pleaded not guilty to both charges.

The court heard that on August 18, Sohan drove motor van PJJ 6060 and struck down pedestrian on the Williamsburg Public Road and failed to render any assistance. On the same day he also failed to provide his name, address and the registration number for his vehicle to the nearest police station or police constable.

Late last month, the former magistrate was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.  He has since been released on his own recognizance on all the charges.

According to reports, Sohan struck down the pedestrian on the Williamsburg Public Road and fled the scene. The injured man was picked up by persons in the area and was rushed to the Port Mourant Public Hospital. He was later transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital and eventually to the Georgetown public hospital as his condition worsened. Sohan is expected to return to court on September 26, 2017.

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