Levi Taitt, the motorcyclist who was caught on camera assaulting a police officer, has been charged with a number of offences.
Taitt appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded not guilty to the charges of assualting a Peace Officer, and assualt with intent to resist lawful apprehension. He was placed on $25,000 bail on each charge.
He also pleaded not guilty to failure to carry front ID mark, failure to wear safety helmet , obscured ID mark on the rear, and breach of one-way. On these charges, he was placed on self bail.
Meanwhile, the motorcyclist pleaded guilty to being an unlicensed driver, and driving an uninsured vehicle. He was fined $25,000 and $30,000 respectively.
The matters were adjourned to October 26, 2020.
Reports are that on Saturday last, a traffic rank performing his duties at Regent and King Streets, observed motorcycle driving up a one-way at King Street.
As a result, the rank approached the driver, who then jumped off his motorcycle and walked towards a nearby snackette.
The officer called out to the driver in an attempt to get his attention but he did not pay heed.
Instead, the errant driver went into the snackette and it was at this time that the police held on to the motorcycle.
The driver, in a fit of rage, ran out of the fast-food outlet and dealt the officer several cuffs to his head, face and other parts of his body.
During the assault, the rank’s cap fell off and he was forced to let go of the motorcycle. As the officer was recovering from the blows, the motorcyclist picked up the bike and began running towards Regent Street in an attempt to escape.
However, with the assistance of other ranks that arrived at the scene, they were able to restrain and arrest the driver, who was escorted to the Brickdam Police Station.