Additionally, the wife of the person to whom the car belonged
also had several charges slapped against her.
Sharmalitta Moteyna was charged with permitting an unlicensed
driver to drive the car, permitting breach of insurance and breach
She pleaded not guilty to the charges and she was granted $20,000
bail by Magistrate Sullivan.
According to reports, Moteyna's husband left her in charge of his
car. On the day in question Moteyna went to Scotia Bank and
surrendered the keys to the vehicle to Bowen. Moteyna reportedly
gave Bowen permission to move the vehicle if he found it necessary.
Around 10:30 am a vendor who was selling nearby asked Bowen to move
the car. Bowen started the engine and reportedly drove off at a fast
rate. In the process, Jagan who was standing on the northern side of
the road behind a pick-up was struck after the front of Bowen's
vehicle hit the pick-up. He was subsequently rushed to the public
hospital. He suffered a broken leg and other injuries about the body
as a result of the accident. He is at present in a stable condition
at the institution.
After the accident Moteyna got behind the wheel and drove the car
to her residence.
The matter was reported to the police and following
investigations the parties were arrested and charged.
Attorney-at-law Rexford Jackson who represented the two
defendants explained to the court that at the time of the accident
Bowen was attempting to help Moteyna to park the car properly. At
the time, he said, she was sitting at the back.
They both have to return to court on September 1. (Zoisa