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Long Look resident guilty of not paying attention

Magistrate’s Court, John’s Hole

A 61-year-old man will – among other things – spend 30 days at Her Majesty’s Prison if he does not pay a $250 fine following an incident in which his van collided into a government-owned vehicle.

Cedric George of Long Look, Tortola, will also have to foot the cost of repairing the said vehicle.

He was charged with driving without due care and attention.

George was fined yesterday (April 26) after he pleaded guilty to the charge during an appearance before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo.

The court heard that, when the Government vehicle was hit, it was being driven by a worker who was not authorised to drive it.

As such, the Government worker repaired the vehicle out of his pocket. George will have to compensate him.

The offender, who has until May 2 to pay the $250 fine, will return to court on May 15 to hear how much he will have to compensate the Government worker.

Reports are that on the afternoon of January 13, 2015 George was driving his motor van from the area of ZBVI Radio, across the Blackburn Highway, and onto the compound of Big Brother’s gas station.

That was when his van collided into the Government vehicle. The rear left passenger door and glass, as well as the rear left fender and moulding were damaged.

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