Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Abel Seetaram, who crashed the new and expensive government-owned vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol earlier this month, was a no-show at Court where he was required to make his first appearance in relation to the matter.
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is alleging that on May 8 this year Seetaram was driving in a dangerous manner when he crashed into the Bath Market causing considerable damage.
Seetaram, who hails from Woodley Park, West Coast Berbice, has sustained injuries and was being treated at the Fort Wellington Hospital while under police guard.
Charges being laid against the government official include being an unlicensed driver, dangerous driving and breach of insurance.
His case was called earlier this week at the Blairmont Magistrate’s Court, but the defendant reportedly failed to make an appearance. As such the Magistrate ordered that a summons be served on him and he is expected to be in Court on May 31.
Reports are that on May 8, last, around 21:00hrs Seetaram is alleged to have lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the fence of a businessman. The vehicle continued movement in a forward position and managed to badly damage the shed attached to the businessman’s building as well.
According to a senior police source, Seetaram is well known in the community and many persons are aware that he is a “heavy drinker”. It is alleged that this is not the first time that he has been involved in a situation which resulted after he became intoxicated. (Kristen Macklingam)