Suspect In Hit and Run Incident Charged

Police Press Release
Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 22, 2020 (RSCNPF): The suspect who was being sought by Police in relation to a hit and run incident has been arrested and charged.

The incident occurred along the Bay Road in the vicinity of the roundabout at Port Zante on February 14, 2020. Sahara Bussue Ugboh of McKnight was left with minor injuries after she was struck by a scooter while crossing the street. She was treated at the JNF Hospital and discharged.

The Police at the Traffic Department have charged 23-year-old Sylvester Caines of Nevis Street for the offences of Careless Driving, Failing to Report a Traffic Accident within 24 hours and Failing to Stop at the said accident. He was charged on February 20, 2020, and has since been released on bail.

He was further informed that he will receive a summons for the offences of Driving a Vehicle Without a Valid Licence, Driving a Vehicle Without Insurance and Driving an Unregistered Vehicle. The scooter used in the incident is currently in Police custody.

Head of the Traffic Department, Superintendent Trevor Mills, is urging motorists to adhere to all traffic laws and to drive cautiously.

“The Traffic Department is an integral part of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force. We will continue to enforce the traffic laws and ensure that persons who break the laws are brought to justice. I take this opportunity to ask all motorists to drive with due care and caution, acknowledge speed limits, exercise patience, extend road courtesy and to have consideration for other road users. The life you save might just be your own,” said Superintendent Mills.

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