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Scooter rider charged after highway chase


The scooter rider who crashed recently while reportedly being chased by police officers has been slapped with seven charges.

According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, Rondell Calliste of Purcell Estate on Tortola was arrested and charged on March 10.

The charges against him are:

-Driving without front identification plate

-Reckless driving

-Using of indecent language

-Driving without driver’s license

-Failing to stop at the sound of siren

-Driving unlicensed vehicle

-Driving when not covered by insurance

BVI News Online understands that the police were at the roundabout in Road Town when they signaled the scooter rider to stop.

But the youngster allegedly sped away on James Walter Francis Drive.

The police pursued him, and his scooter crashed with a motorcycle operated by one of the police officers.

The accused was taken to Peebles Hospital where he was treated and released.

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  1. umm says:

    About time they charge one of the riders who knowingly break the law

  2. LeftShark says:

    What about the charge of what appears to be Gross Stupidity???

  3. Two thumbs up says:

    Time to get all seemingly dangerous punks off the street

  4. Too bad says:

    And don’t let NHI pay his hospital bills. Pay out of his own pocket, not the taxpayers

    • small island says:

      This is becoming a big issue to the residents. We have BVI electric working today to fix a pole that was run into by a driver. Health, death, victims, and infrastructure costs are a huge price to pay for lack of enforcement.

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