Sam Hinds Jr. charged with string of traffic offences & assaulting cop

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Samuel Hinds Junior, the son of former Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds was on Thursday charged with a series of traffic related offences along with assaulting a traffic officer.

Hinds Jr, a miner of Evan Phillips Park, Agricola, East Bank Demerara appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and pleaded not guilty to the five charges.

The charges alleged that on May 9, 2019, at Main Street, Georgetown, Hinds resisted arrest from Police Officer Canterberry, behaved disorderly, assaulted Officer Canterberry, drove his motor car when the identification mark was not visible and resisted to take a breathalyzer test.

Hinds Jr. was represented by Attorney-at-law, Latchmie Rahamat while Police Prosecutor, Arvin Moore represented the State.

Magistrate Nurse released Hinds Jr. on a total of $50,000 bail. The matter is adjourned to June 12, 2019.

According to reports, in the wee hours of Thursday, Police was conducting a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) exercise along Main Street when they stopped motorcar PNN 4446, driven by Hinds Jr.

He was asked by Officer Canterbury to exit the car and subject to a breathalyzer test by Police Officer Thom, but the accused refused.

It is alleged that Officer Canterberry attempted to arrest Hinds Jr when he allegedly assaulted the officer and pointed a gun at him.

The officers called for back-up and Hinds Jr. was arrested with the gun in his possession.

Hinds Jr. was sentenced in 2015 to serve two months imprisonment for wounding his sister in law, however, the conviction was appealed and Hinds is currently on $50,000 bail pending the hearing of the appeal.

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