Celebrations over securing a location to embark on a new business venture landed a 24-year-old man and his accomplice before the law courts today.
Tristan Broomes of #76 Heywoods Park, St Peter appeared before District ‘A’ Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on five charges, which stemmed from him having too much to drink.
Broomes was arrested following a confrontation with two police constables, which occurred on Broad Street, The City.
As a result, he now faces five charges, including two counts of resisting arrest, two counts of assaulting a police officer and one count of using indecent language.
The facts revealed that when one of the officers spoke to Broomes about his behaviour and his use of indecent language and informed him he was going to report him for the offence, Broomes pushed the constable.
The court heard that Broomes started to struggle aggressively as the constable held onto him and when the other officer went to his assistance, the accused continued his aggressive and violent behaviour.
Other officers came to their assistance and Broomes was subdued and taken to the police station.
Today, he pleaded guilty to all five charges.
However, before handing down her sentence, the magistrate asked Broomes if he had anything to say.
“I apologize to the court and again to the officers,” he replied, revealing that on the day of the incident he and his father had just gone and paid the rent for his business which was the reason for his celebration.
“It was as if something good had finally happened. Me and Dario [his friend] walked through Broad Street discussing the business plan and life and I only realized what had happened when I got in the station and it [alcohol] wear off,” a remorseful-looking and sounding Broomes told the magistrate.
He was placed on a bond to keep the peace for 12 months. If he breaches the bond, he would have to pay a fine of $1,500 forthwith, failing which he would have to spend six months in jail. Conversely, if the conditions of the bond are not breached, no convictions would be recorded against him.
Broomes was also ordered to pay court costs of $150, which he paid. Broomes also has to apply to the court if he wants to travel.
Meantime, 24-year-old Dario Best of Farm Road, Speightstown, St Peter today apologized to two police officers for assaulting and obstructing them in the execution of their duties.
Best was walking along Broad Street with Broomes yesterday and as police were about to arrest his accomplice, Best intervened and pushed one of the officers.
A struggle ensued and as the accused sought aggressively to escape, he assaulted the other constable.
Following his guilty plea, Best was ordered to keep the peace for 12 months. If he breaches that bond, he would have to pay a fine of $1,500 forthwith or spend six months in prison.
He also had to pay $150 in court costs, which he did.
Like Broomes, if he adheres to the conditions of the bond, no convictions will be recorded against him.
He also has to apply to the court if he wants to travel abroad.