Man tries to make car look Presidential; charged

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A 43-year-old man who heads the West Demerara Road Safety Association, found himself in trouble with the law after police caught him transporting people in an unregistered vehicle affixed with plastic crowns instead of licence plates.

The crowns resembled the Amerindian chieftain headdress which is only used on the presidential vehicle and other purposes associated with the Head of State.

Peter Salick

Peter Katahan, of Bushy Park, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was on Sunday transporting celebrants of a wedding when he was caught by police at Hubu, EBE.

Katahan is said to be a Rural Sergeant, which is an auxiliary member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF). He is also the President of the West Demerara Road Safety Association.

Katahan was charged and released on bail when he appeared before the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court Tuesday.

He was charged with the fraudulent imitation of the identification mark and driving an unregistered, unlicensed, uncertified and uninsured motor vehicle.

Katahan was granted $20,000 bail on each charge.

The matter was adjourned to August 13, 2018, at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.

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