Monday 12 November, 2018

Laid off Petrotrin worker appears in court for drunk driving

A Petrotrin worker has appeared in court charged with driving under the influence.

Thirty-eight-year-old Jamal Scope appeared before a Siparia Magistrate on Thursday, days after state owned oil company Petrotrin announced its decision to close its refinery.

Scope was stopped by police along the SS Erin Road, Siparia on Tuesday.

The officer observed a strong scent of alcohol and proceeded to administer a breathalyser test. He found to be over the legal limit.

When he appeared in court on Thursday to answer the charge, Scope, who worked as an electrician at Petrotrin, told the magistrate that he was laid off from his job.

He was placed on a $5000 bond to keep the peace.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.



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