A 48-year-old motorist, who took police on a short vehicle chase through Broad Street last Friday, has been remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital.
Shawn Aden Hinds, of Rock Close Wildey, St Michael, had earlier admitted before Acting Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes to failing to comply with a no entry traffic sign and to stop his vehicle at sound of a police siren.
Sergeant Vernon Waithe explained that police were on patrol around 1:50 p.m. in an unmarked car when they spotted Hinds’ vehicle travelling in a northern direction towards Broad Street.
However, he was using a one-way road from Broad Street to Parry Street and had disregarded the no entry sign at the junction of Prince William Henry Street and Parry Street.
The sirens were activated for Hinds to stop, but he continued on his wrong route before stopping on Shepherd Street. Police got out of their vehicle and approached the accused, but he quickly took off again, causing lawmen to give chase.
The hot pursuit finally came to an end at the stoplights on Trafalgar Street after another unmarked police vehicle joined the chase. However, Hinds, who had his windows and doors locked, ignored the lawmen as he ate food from a Styrofoam container, even as they tried to get him to exit the vehicle.
He was later arrested.
In his defence, Hinds, who was held for a similar offence last December, simply told the acting chief magistrate, “I left home to get food and I made a turn somewhere”.
He returns before the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on August 3.