April 18, 2021

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Driver of Opposition Leader’s vehicle was drunk when slammed into three vehicles

Police are investigating an accident involving vehicle belonging to Leader of the Opposition, Joseph Harmon, PTT 8491, motor lorry GZZ 4852, minibus  BJJ 5402 and motorvan 6734 on Saturday at about 20:15hrs on the Mon Repos Public Road East Coast Demerara.

According to reports, motor lorry GZZ 4852 was stationary facing west on the northern side of the southern carriage way and minibus BJJ 5402 was stationary on the southern side of the southern carriage way awaiting the traffic light to change from red to green.

Motor van GNN 6734 was stationary facing north out of Mon Repos Access Road, also awaiting the traffic light signal. Motorcar PTT 8491 was proceeding west on Mon Repos Public Road when the driver collided into all three of the vehicles.

As a result of the collision, a 14 year-old child passenger of Linden received injuries about his body and was taken to Georgetown Public Hospital.

A breath alcohol test was conducted on all four of the drivers. The driver of motor vehicle PTT 8491 gave a reading of .400% and .258% BAC respectively. The other drivers readings returned .000% BAC in their system. Investigations are ongoing

Harmon was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

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