Businessman placed on $500,000 for ‘furious driving’


court 1[] – Businessman Burnett Hutson was on Thursday (February 20) granted $500,000 bail when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’’ Court before Magistrate Judy Latchman to answer a charge of furious driving.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on February 14 at Jackson Street, Tucville, Georgetown, he drove motor vehicle GPP 9260 in furious manner and collided with Marlon Dolphin, who sustained minor injuries.

Police Prosecutor Joel Ricknauth informed the Court that the defendant after hitting the victim, who was riding a bike at the time, approached him and dealt him several lashes about his body and accused the victim of stealing his boots.

Meanwhile, 26-year-old Dolphin of South Ruimveldt Garden was slapped with a simple larceny charge in the same Court. He pleaded not guilty to the offence which alleged that between December 10 and January 3 at Georgetown, he stole two pairs of Air Max boots and a Prada slipper together valued at $115,000.

The Prosecutor said on December 10, Hutson left the articles mentioned on his stairways and retired to bed. He added that on January 3 around 09:30 hrs he made checks and discovered the items missing. Hutson inquired from his son and wife but neither of them had any knowledge of the missing articles.

Later that day, Hutson saw Dolphin at Turning Point with a pair of the missing snickers on his foot. He was granted $115,000 bail and both men will return to court on March 10.



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