NewsRegional Jamaican driver with more than 130 traffic tickets released by: – May 31, 2012 Share Senior Superintendent Radcliffe LewisA bus driver who the police say has accumulated more than 130 outstanding traffic tickets was yesterday cited for three more road violations and released.The surprising discovery, police sources revealed, was made after the male driver, whose name is being withheld, was pulled over during an operation in Ferry, St Catherine.Despite the revelation that he had tickets outstanding, police personnel reportedly issued him three tickets for not wearing his uniform, not operating on his designated route, and driving from a place other than the road, then allowed him to leave the scene.Head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis, promised to look into the incident, but cautioned against a rush to judgement.Explaining the procedure when a motorist is found to have outstanding tickets, Lewis said enquiries should be made at the Traffic Court and Police Traffic Headquarters to determine if there are any outstanding warrants.Warrant needed for arrest“A warrant must be issued before you take the man into custody. So it is something that you have to make certain about … ,” he said.“Even if the man has over 130 outstanding tickets, you can’t carry him (in). You can go check at the court, but you can’t lock him up inna custody without the warrant,” he explained.Lewis conceded that he did not have all the details of what happened, but said there were indications that the driver had no outstanding warrants.This incident comes a day after police investigators probing Tuesday’s fatal crash in Portmore, St Catherine, revealed that the driver of the ill-fated bus, who they identified as Jermaine Morris, had 85 outstanding traffic tickets valued at $152,600.Morris is scheduled to appear before a judge at the Traffic Court today to settle the tickets.Lewis said Morris was also facing a charge of causing death by dangerous driving arising from the crash which claimed the life of 15-year-old Lennox Lloyd Jr.In addition, he said steps would be taken to have Morris’ driver’s licence revoked.Lennox died after the Toyota Hiace minibus in which he and 30 other students were travelling overturned in a ditch.Eyewitnesses and relatives have claimed that the bus driver was trying to elude police and Transport Authority (TA) personnel who were chasing the vehicle when the accident occurred.Lewis and TA officials have denied the claim, insisting that there was no chase.However, both incidents have raised concerns about the background checks that are conducted for people who operate public-passenger vehicles.Lewis said he was “quite certain” there are more drivers, particularly those operating public-passenger vehicles, with a substantial number of outstanding traffic tickets.“They are so indiscipline that they accumulate more tickets than anybody else in Jamaica,” he asserted.However, the head of the Police Traffic Division said the lack of adequate resources makes it difficult to find and prosecute these drivers.“In Jamaica, you have almost a million drivers, and we would have to go sit down in front of a computer and check each licence,” he explained.Operations manager at the TA, Cecil Thomas, referred The Gleaner to the agency’s Communications Manager Petra-Keane Williams.Williams requested that questions be submitted in writing, but up to news time last night, there was no response.Rasbert Turner and Livern BarrettJamaica Gleaner Share 25 Views no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!
September 24, 2020
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May 31, 2020
TOTTENHAM’S players went from villains to heroes to prove to new boss Jose Mourinho they can get up for the battle.The Special One was The Fuming One in the first half as his side shockingly went 2-0 down to Olympiakos in their Champions League clash.7 Serge Aurier got his name on the scoresheet to give his side the lead for the first time in the game – and it was a beautyCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Harry Kane wrapped up the victory as he headed home his second and his side’s fourthCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Jose Mourinho was delighted as his side performed a spectacular comebackCredit: AFPIt forced Mourinho into a 26th minute substitute, hooking off the defensive Eric Dier for the offensive Christian Eriksen.And it proved a masterstroke from Mourinho as the Dane laid on two assists to complete a remarkable turnaround and ensure qualification for the last-16.Goals from El-Arabi and Semedo had stunned the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – it even saw “MourinhoOut” trending on social media.But Dele Alli – looking re-invigorated after just two games under Mourinho, capitalised on poor defending to give his side hope just before the break.7 Tottenham were stunned with just six minutes on the clock when El-Arabi fired home the openerCredit: EPA7 Spurs fans were stunned into silence when Semedo tapped home for 2-0Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd7 Dele Alli brought Spurs back into the game with a goal right at the end of the first halfCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Harry Kane was the man to get the equaliser early in the second halfCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdAnd in the second half it was as if a whole different side had taken to the pitch – no doubt with some stern words from the gaffer ringing in their ears.Captain Kane levelled the scores at 2-2 before full-back Serge Aurier beautifully half-volleyed at the back post to give the hosts the lead for the first time.Kane then headed home Eriksen’s pin-point free-kick to seal the most remarkable of victories on a night that began so terribly for Jose and his troops.It also meant Kane became the fastest player in Champions League history to reach 20 goals.The victory, a second in two games for Mourinho, means that Spurs can go to Bayern Munich in a fortnight with their place in the last 16 already secured.Jose Mourinho celebrates with Spurs ball boy after his quick thinking leads to Champions League equaliserMost Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticTough they are unable to top Group B even if they win in Germany.But the manner of their early performance could have the alarm bells ringing for the new boss, who saw his side produce a display that had all the hallmarks of the end of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.If Spurs thought that the arrival of Mourinho would provide a quick fix then the horror show that was the opening half hour proved how fanciful that idea is.