An allegedly drunken driver found himself in hot water after the minibus he owns and operates collided with a motorcycle, seriously injuring a Police Officer and his pillion rider.
The injured men were identified as 22-year-old Police Constable Azad Fredericks, who is attached to the Alberttown Police Station, Georgetown, and 29-year-old Daniel Mondesir of Salem Village, Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).
The minibus owner and driver, 62-year-old Lachminayan Ramnarine, of Lot 26 A Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara (WCD), is presently in Police custody, assisting with the investigation.
Reports are that on Saturday about 19:45h, Ramnarine was driving along “Bus Shed Street”, Anna Catherina, when he allegedly switched lanes, causing his vehicle to collide with the motorcycle.
As a result of the impact of the collision, both Fredericks and Mondesir were thrown from the motorcycle and landed on the roadway. They sustained multiple injuries about their bodies.
Inews was told that the injured men were picked up by public-spirited persons and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, WCD, where the doctor on duty immediately transferred them to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) after examining their injuries.
After further examination by a doctor at the WDRH upon arrival, they were admitted.
Fredericks is said to have sustained a fractured left leg while Mondesir is suffering from fractured ribs. In addition to those injuries, the duo also sustained several lacerations about their bodies.
According to a Police source, a breathalyser test was conducted on Ramnarine, and results revealed that the minibus driver had alcohol in his system that is above the prescribed legal limit.
His vehicle, along with the motorcycle, is impounded at the Leonora Police Station, WCD, as the investigation continues.