West Bank man charged for crashing into Presidential vehicle

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A motorist was on Monday slapped with a dangerous driving charge after he crashed into a vehicle belonging to the Presidential convoy on August 24 during an accident on the East Bank Demerara Public Road.

Kumar Chandar, 32 of La Grange, West Bank Demerara appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan and pleaded guilty to the charge, which stated that on August 24 at Houston Public Road, EBD he drove motorcar PMM 9452 in a dangerous manner to the public.

He also admitted that on the day in question, he drove his car while being under the influence of alcohol.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Layne told the court that on the day in question at about 05:20 hrs, Chandar was proceeding South along the Eastern carriageway of the Houston Public Road when he collided into the back bumper of motorcar PWW 5770, which is owned by the State of Guyana and is attached to the Presidential Guard Service.

The court heard that a breathalyzer test was done on Chandar and found that his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit -140 micrograms.

The Chief Magistrate fined Chandar $7,500 for driving under the influence of alcohol and $50,000 fine for dangerous driving. His licence is suspended until October 25.

His lawyer, Paul Fung-a-Fat told the court that Chandar is willing to repair the State’s vehicle.

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