Cop fails breathalyser test after colliding with motorcyclist


A motorcyclist traversing the Ruimveldt Public Road, Georgetown was fortunate to escape with her life after she was on Sunday afternoon struck by the car driven by a uniformed Policeman who was reportedly “intoxicated”.

The woman has been identified as Gem Simone, 44, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown.

The accident occurred around 14:30h when motor car PSS 4403 was being driven by Constable Nigel Griffith.

INews understands that Griffith was proceeding north along the Ruimveldt Public Road, Georgetown while Simone was proceeding out of Alexander Village.

Scores of persons surround the cop’s car at the accident scene

However, the Policeman reportedly failed to stop when he needed to and collided with the motorcyclist a short distance from the Ruimveldt Police Station.

Workers attached to the Guyana Fire Service responded to the scene and rushed the badly injured woman to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

The motorcycle involved in the accident

She is said to have received serious head injuries from the impact which caused her to fall from her motorcycle.

This publication understands that the Police Constable, who was at the time driving his heavily-tinted vehicle, was administered a breathalyser test and found to be way over the legal limit.

As such, he is currently in custody, assisting with investigations.



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