‘Known character’ crashes car in bid to escape police

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A 38-year-old man, who is described by police as a “known character”, crashed into a post after trying to escape ranks of a mobile patrol Thursday.

The mobile patrol, commanded by a Corporal, was in the Charlestown Community about 11:30hrs when they observed the “suspicious movement” of motorcar PWW 149, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said in a statement.

As the patrol approached the vehicle, the ranks reportedly signaled the driver to stop but instead, the man accelerated and crashed into a post on Link Street, Charlestown.

The driver and a man, who was seated in the back, were then ordered to exit the vehicle, police said.

During that process, the driver dropped a firearm which was immediately retrieved by the ranks. Police said the weapon is a .38 Smith and Wesson Revolver with a live round in its chambers.

The firearm retrieved by the police

The driver, who resides at West Ruimveldt and the other occupant, a 20-year-old man of Campbellville, were taken into police custody and the vehicle lodged.

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