The incident, according to Inspector Cromwell Henry, Head of the Traffic Department, took place at about 2:00 a.m. when the vehicle PA3277 owned by Eunice Taylor but driven by Kelvis Taylor of Ponds Extension, “was travelling westwards along the F. T. Williams Highway and, having entered the roundabout, ran off the road and collided with the building which houses Gillard’s Supermarket.
The impact caused damage to the bordering fence, one of the building’s windows and extensive damage to the vehicle.
The Inspector indicated that the driver, the lone occupant of the vehicle, survived the incident unscathed with “no personal injuries”.
He further informed that the driver was subsequently arrested and formally charged with “driving under the influence of alcohol” and also with “driving with an expired driver’s license”.
He is expected to appear before a court of law shortly to answer his charge. Should he be convicted of the DUI offence, Taylor faces a penalty of a $1500 fine, a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months or both a fine and jail time.
Investigations are ongoing.