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Police officer’s licence suspended

Police officer’s licence suspended


The officer who was driving a police vehicle that struck eight year-old Myesha Williams while she was on a pedestrian crossing had his driver’s license suspended for one year.{{more}}

Police Constable Dominic O’Garro pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

Williams, a grade two pupil of the C.W. Prescod Primary School, was struck by the vehicle on the pedestrian crossing near the National Lotteries Authority’s tennis court at Richmond Hill on Tuesday June 9.

The court heard that Williams was on the pedestrian crossing when all the vehicles had already come to a halt for persons to cross the road. The vehicle, assigned to the Criminal Investigations Department, was coming from the McKie’s Hill area, failed to stop and struck Myesha while she was crossing the road.

Attorney Arthur Williams represented O’Garro.

Just last week, Commissioner Miller presented Myesha with a scholarship to assist with her secondary and tertiary education costs.(KW)