Three days after a motorcyclist assaulted a police constable, who was performing traffic duties at Regent and King Streets, Georgetown, he has been charged.
Levi Taitt of D’Urban Street, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he was slapped with five charges.
The first charge stated that on August 22, 2020, at Regent and King Streets, Georgetown, he unlawfully assaulted a police constable who was acting in the execution of his duties. He pleaded not guilty and was placed on $25, 000 bail on each charge.
The second charge detailed that on the same day at the same location, he resisted arrest from a police constable who was acting in the execution of his duties to prevent lawful apprehension. Taitt pleaded not guilty and was placed on $25, 000 bail on each charge.
The third charge stated that on the same day at the same location, he drove motorcycle CJ 7532 when he was not the holder of a drivers’ license. He pleaded not guilty and was fined $25, 000.
The fourth charge states that on the same day at the same location, he drove CJ 7532 – an uninsured motorcycle. He pleaded not guilty and was fined $30,000.
It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he failed to carry a front ID mark, failed to wear Safety Helmet, obscured ID mark rear, breach of one way. He pleaded not guilty to these offences and was placed on self bail.
He was instructed to make his next court appearance on October 26, 2020.
The court heard that while the police rank was carrying out his duties, he observed a motorcycle riding up the one-way at King Street.
As a result, the rank approached the rider, who then jumped off his motorcycle and walked towards a nearby snackette. The errant motorist went into the snackette, and it was at this time that the police held on to the motorcycle.
In a fit of rage, the rider ran out of the fast-food outlet and dealt the rank several cuffs to his head, face, and other parts of his body.
During the assault, the rank fell to the ground but managed to get up, as the motorcyclist picked up the bike and began running towards Regent Street in an attempt to escape.
However, with bystanders’ help, the police constable was able to arrest the rider who was later charged. The entire ordeal went viral on social media.