Nabbed taxi driver remanded on illegal gun, ammo charge

first_imgPolice high-speed chaseDevon Porter of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, who was nabbed by Police during a high-speed chase, was on Friday hauled to the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to firearm and ammunition possession charges.Porter, who claimed he was a taxi driver, denied both charges when they were read to him by Magistrate Judy Latchman.The court heard that on August 9, 2018, while he was in the vicinity of Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, he had in his possession a .38 revolver without being a licensed firearm holder.The second charge alleged that on the same day he also had in his possession one live matching round.The prosecution informed of the court that the 38-year-old man was arrested after a high-speed chase with Police through the Charlestown, Georgetown area.According to Police, upon observing the “suspicious movements” of motor car PWW 149, the lawmen signalled the driver to stop the vehicle, but instead, the accused accelerated and ended up crashing into a lamp post in Lying Street, Charlestown.As Police approached the car, Porter was allegedly seen throwing the said firearm through the window into a nearby drain. The car accelerated and eventually crashed into a light pole.Porter was remanded to prison until September 7.last_img

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