Shervin Bergan appeared before the Basseterre Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 16th June, 2011, on a charge of having committed the offence during the early-morning hours of 4th January, 2010.
MiyVue.com understands that the incident occurred at about 3:40 that morning while Bergan was driving from Frigate Bay to Basseterre. When he got in the vicinity of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), an animal ran across the road and in swerving to avoid that collision, a collision occurred with a vehicle that was travelling in the opposite direction.
Officers attached to the Traffic Department were summoned to the scene to investigate and, as MiyVue.com understands, that after the preliminary investigations were concluded, one of the officers observed the smell of alcohol on Bergan’s breath and requested that he takes a blood alcohol test at the Joseph N. France General Hospital. He reportedly agreed to taking the test and when the results were returned, it was revealed that Bergan’s blood alcohol level was above the legal requirement.
The sitting magistrate, Josephine Mallelieu-Webbe ordered Bergan to pay a $1500 fine within one month and if he is unable to do so, a three-month custodial sentence would be imposed.
Leslyn Fung-a-Fatt of Lodge Village also appeared before the court for driving without insurance and driving without a driver’s license and was fined $700 in three months and $300 in one month respectively. The offences were committed on 11th Marcy, 2011.
Jean Berkino Vil of John England Village appeared before the court on three charges: driving without a driver’s license, driving without insurance and driving without due care and attention. The offences were committed on 26th May, 2011 and Vil was fined #00 in one week or one month imprisonment, $1000 in one week or one months, and 300 in one week or one month respectively.