Saturday 21 September, 2019

Teacher in court for refusing a breathalyser after car crash

A primary school teacher is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate on Tuesday after she crashed her car in Golconda.

The 52-year-old woman is suspected to have been driving while under the influence, however, she refused to take a breathalyser test, and as such, will face the courts on this offence.

The woman was detained around 1:50 pm on Monday when police received a report of a car crash along Ridgewood Gardens in Golconda.

When officers WPC Suruj and PC Sujeet Ramcharan arrived on the scene, they observed a Nissan sedan in between a drain and a wall.

The 52-year-old woman, who was said to be a mother of two, was found nearby.

She had been assisted out of the vehicle following the crash by residents of the area.

She reportedly smelled of alcohol.

The woman was detained and taken to the Ste Madeleine Police Station where officers tried, unsuccessfully, to administer the breathalyser test.

As a result, the woman was charged and is expected to appear before the courts.

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