Drunken driver and accomplices assault Traffic Officers

The Guyana Police Force said it is investigating the circumstances that led to “several errant road users” assaulting Traffic Officers on Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred just about 17:00h at Cornhill and Hadfield Streets in Georgetown.

Reports are that Police Constable Giles observed when a heavily tinted motorcar with registration number PSS 5836 stopped on the road, interrupting the free flow of traffic. As a result, the rank approached the driver and told him of the offence committed and asked him to produce his documents which he refused to do.

At the time, Constable Cummings, who was in the vicinity, went to Constable Giles assistance and also asked the driver to produce his documents to which he again refused.

Following the second refusal, Constable Cummings cautioned the driver and arrested him and in the process of effecting the arrest, the driver assaulted him.

At this time, the two other occupants who were in the vehicle joined in and proceeded also both to assault both ranks.

Eventually, the errant road users were arrested and taken to the Brickdam Police Station where the driver gave his name as Keron Joseph of 181 Wisroc Housing Scheme and stated that he was a Staff Sergeant (Guyana People’s Malitia) but still did not produce any documents.

A breathalyzer test was carried out on him as well as the other occupants. Results showed that they were all above the prescribed limit of 35%.