Road Safety Association President charged with imitating presidential plates

The vehicle in question utilizing plates similar to the one that is used on the vehicle of the President of Guyana

A 43-year-old Rural Sergeant and President of the West Demerara Road Safety Association was on Tuesday granted $100,000 bail when he appeared at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court to answer to several charges.

Peter Katahan of Bushy Park, East Bank Essequibo pleaded not guilty to the five charges when it was read to him.

The court heard that Katahan affixed “two plastic crowns to his unregistered motor vehicle and reportedly used the said vehicle to transport celebrants of a wedding” at Hubu Backdam, East Bank Essequibo.

As such, his charges were identified as fraudulent imitation of a vehicle’s identification mark, utilising an unregistered and uninsured vehicle while unlicensed and uncertified.

He was granted $20,000 bail on each charge and the matter was transferred to the Leonora Magistrate’s Court where he is expected to appear on August 13, 2018.


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