Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Lawyer to appear in court for refusing to take breathalyzer test

A prominent attorney will appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Monday charged for refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

The attorney, who was recently involved in a high-profile matter involving an alleged gang leader, was among several persons stopped on Friday night by officers of the Port of Spain Division who were conducting DUI (driving under the influence)  exercises.

When asked to provide a sample of breath by police, the lawyer allegedly repeatedly refused, which led to his detention and charges being laid against him.

Two other persons, including a consultant, were held for driving under the influence.

The consultant, police said, gave a reading of 110 microgrammes.

The legal limit in this country is 35 microgrammes.

The exercise was coordinated by ACP Williams and Snr Sup Ramdeen.

It also involved Sup Rampath, ASP Sooker, Insp Deonarine, Sgt Bharath, and PC Orr, among others.

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