Taxi Driver Convicted of Hit and Run

Trevon Rogers of Romney Ground Sandy Point, appeared before Her Worship Josephine Mallelieu Webbe on Thursday, 23rd June, 2011, on charges which resulted from the 6th January, 2010 incident.

According to the circumstances surrounding the incident, at about 9:24 on that morning, a worker was in the middle of stretch of road which immediately to the north of the Camps Roundabout at the end of the West Basseterre Bypass Road, placing traffic cones. Rogers, who was driving motor vehicle TA163 entered the bypass and was speeding.

The worker reportedly saw the oncoming vehicle and made an attempt to flee but a collision between himself and the vehicle took place and he was flung someway across the road. He was taken to the Joseph N. France General Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, Rogers reportedly fled the scene of the incident.

He appeared before Her Worship Mallelieu Webbe on four counts: dangerous driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to immediately stop after an accident and exceeding the speed limit. understands Rogers had initially entered a “not guilty” plea and as the trial progressed, he changed his plea and told that that he was guilty as charged.

He was fined $1500 on the first or serve six months imprisonment, on the second court he was fined $1500 to be paid in one week or serve one week imprisonment, on the third he was fined $250 to be paid within one week or serve three months imprisonment and on the last count, he was fined $500 to be paid within two months or serve one month imprisonment.

As an added consequence, Rogers was disqualified from driving for two years on the first count and on the second court, he was dis qualified for a 12-month period.



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