Two public service vehicle (PSV) workers, charged in connection with yesterday’s fracas in the River Terminal, have been remanded to Dodds.
PSV driver James Anthony Andrews, 34, of No 236, Apple Hall Terrace, St Philip, and conductor Travis Termaine Brathwaite, 30, of Sealy Hall, St Philip, are to spend the next 28 days in the St Philip penal institution after appearing before Magistrate Graveney Bannister on separate charges.
It is alleged that on May 3 around 8:45 a.m. Andrews, the driver of ZR42, loitered in the area of the Nursery Drive Road for the purpose of soliciting passengers and was not properly attired with boots, shoes or sandals and such apparel approved by the Licensing Authority.
He is also accused of assaulting Police Constable Donette Cadogan, as well as threatening to rob and kill her.
However, Andrews pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Brathwaite also denied obstructing, assaulting and resisting Police Constable Denis Murray in the execution of his duties on the aforementioned date, as well as damaging a shirt belonging to the Crown.
In applying for bail, Andrews’ attorney Kevin Miller pointed out that his client had no previous convictions and no charges pending before the court.
However, the same could not be said for Brathwaite, whose attorney Shamar Bovell revealed that his client had a prior conviction as well as a matter pending before the court.
But the attorneys’ submissions were not enough to secure bail as the magistrate deemed the allegations to be “serious” given that they were reportedly committed against officers in the line of duty.
The accused men return to the District ‘A’ Traffic Court on June 1.