A police officer who was allegedly found to be intoxicated after he was involved in an accident has been granted bail.
PC Feon Garcia made a virtual court appearance yesterday but the matter was adjourned because of connectivity issues.
He is charged with driving under the influence of drink as to render him incapable of driving the police vehicle and failing to submit a sample of breath for testing.
The charges stemmed from a report of a vehicular accident involving a marked police vehicle and a car on Sunday.
It is alleged that Garcia and two other officers were on mobile patrol in the Mayaro area. Garcia was driving along the Guayaguayare Road when he allegedly struck the back of a car that was in front of the police vehicle. They then went to the Mayaro Police Station to report the accident where Garcia was asked to take a breathalyzer test.
He allegedly refused.
It was alleged that he was taken to the Mayaro Health Facility where he was examined and a medical obtained. He was subsequently charged with the offences.
Mayaro Magistrate Ava Vandenberg-Bailey could not hear the matter because of connectivity issues, but Garcia was granted bail and the matter adjourned to Thursday.