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Man convicted for traffic offences

Apr 27, 2011, 3:28 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

A man was recently convicted by the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Magistrate Tabally for traffic offences.

Melville Williams, found guilty on three counts of careless driving, duty to stop in case of accident and failing to report an accident, was fined D5, 000 on count one in default to serve three months in prison; on count two he was fined D2,500 in default to serve one month in prison and on count three, was fined D2,000 in default to serve one month in prison.

Melville Williams was also ordered to pay a compensation of D20, 000 to the complainant in default to serve six months in prison.

According to the particulars of offence on count one, on 29 January 2010, along Ndow’s Senior Secondary School, the convict drove a motor vehicle with registration number BJL 6042D without due care and attention, thereby caused an accident.

Count two stated that he drove the said vehicle and knocked one Fatou Jobe and failed to stop.

Count three also stated that he drove the said vehicle and involved in an accident and failed to report the said accident.