Police have instituted multiple charges against, 52-year-old Monty Blake, of Richmond Village, Essequibo Coast, who was involved in the recent hit and run accident on the La Belle Alliance, Public Road.
According to police, Blake has been charged with breach of insurance, causing death by dangerous driving, being an unlicensed driver, failing to render assistance, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident.
In the case of breach of insurance, Blake pleaded guilty and was fined $15,000. He received another fine after he again entered a guilty plea, for failing to produce a license for the hire car he was driving at the time. In that matter, the fine was $25,000.
For failing to render assistance and failing to report an accident as well as failing to stop after an accident, Blake pleaded guilty to all three charges and was fined $150,000. He was not required to plead to the charge of causing death by dangerous driving.
The mason, who was asked to stand in the dock, as the charge was read to him, by newly assigned Magistrate, Burgetta Daly, was remanded until the 15 of March.
Counsel Dindyal, who represented Blake, told the court that his client has a fixed place of abode, at Richmond, Essequibo Coast. The mason, who Dindyal said has cooperated with the police, has four children and if granted reasonable bail, Blake would be inclined to attend his trail.
Prosecutor Gibson, did not object to bail, but however asked that bail be substantial He recalled that the police had to search for Blake, who went into hiding three days after the accident.
On February 23, last, Blake who was driving HB1816, struck down Manclik Matthews, 16, of Danielstown.
According to reports Manclik Matthews and two other of his friends were heading to their various homes on a cycle, when he was struck from behind on the La Belle Alliance Public Road, by the car that was driven by Blake.
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