Bus driver fined $10,000 for assaulting Policeman

A minibus driver was on Monday found guilty of assault when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Annette Singh.

Winston Harris was also facing two additional charges, that of resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour.

Magistrate Singh found Harris guilty of assaulting an officer on May 21, 2016 at Water Street, Georgetown.

Also on the same day at the same location, Harris resisted arrest and acted in a disorderly manner.

The Prosecution’s case contended that on the day in question, the defendant was reversing his minibus, PSS 1257 when the officer asked him to stop.

He did not comply and the officer went around to the driver’s side of the bus when the defendant pushed open the door, hitting the officer.

He then held onto the steering wheel as the officer tried to arrest him and began to act disorderly, causing a crowd to gather.

He was fined $10,000 for each offence or face a default of one month in prison.