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Cop barred from driving or riding


RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Cop barred from driving or riding

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A police constable, who confessed to five of the six traffic charges against him, will have to use public transportation, or ask for a ride, pending the outcome of a trial at the High Court.

Renaldo Jerome Goodman, 29, of Glebe Land, St George, appeared before Magistrate Graveney Bannister in the Bridgetown Traffic Court on Monday after Magistrate Kristie Cuffie-Sargeant placed him on $5 000 last week Tuesday.

Goodman is accused of riding a motorcycle on the ABC Highway in a manner dangerous to the public, which caused the death of 52-year-old Owen Stuart on May 26. He was not required to plead to this indictable matter.

The lawman, who was represented by Anthony Francis-Worrell, admitted using the cycle without valid insurance; without paying road tax; with fraudulent licence plates; without the requisite “L” affixed to the front or rear; riding after 8 p.m. contrary to the specified time in the permit; and not registering the cycle with the Licensing Authority.

Having breached the permit, Goodman was banned from riding motorcycles and operating all other forms of motor vehicles, pending the outcome of the dangerous driving charge.

He was also fined $475 for not paying road tax – to be paid by July 6, and $750 for not having insurance. This fine was paid yesterday. He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the other offences.

He remains on $5 000 bail, and returns to court on September 24. (RA)

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