A 36-year-old man will appear before a Point Fortin Magistrate today charged with multiple offences after being stopped during a road traffic exercise.
Roulstan Alexander, of Techier Village, Point Fortin, was arrested by Point Fortin Municipal Police (PFMP) on January 24th at the Guapo Beach Facility and the Cap-De-Ville Junction.
According to police reports, during the exercise, PFMP officers stopped a Nissan Almera motor vehicle and requested the drivers’ permit and insurance certificate.
The man was unable to produce the documents and was arrested and taken to the Guapo Police Station. He was later charged by WPC Andrews with driving without a valid driver’s permit (never issued), failure to produce driver’s permit and failure to produce a certificate of insurance.
During the same exercise, PFMF also issued tickets to drivers for the
Seven for Failing to Place a Child Who is Five Years and Under in
a Child Restraint/Booster Seat;
Seven for an overcrowded vehicle;
Six for Breaching No ‘U’ Turn Sign;
Two for failing to wear seatbelts; and
One for unauthorised lights, no ID plates, failing to comply with a
red traffic light signal, driving a vehicle without a valid certificate
of insurance, and defective fittings, respectively.
Five persons were also issued fixed public health notices for failing to
wear face masks while in public.