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Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:35 AM

HWT cabbies fined

The men charged in relation to the mowing down of two pedestrians on Eastwood Park Road in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on October 23 were fined a total of $110,000 in the Traffic Court on Tuesday.

Chad Ingram pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined as follows: dangerous driving - $20,000 and 14 demerit points; no PPV insurance coverage - $2,000; operating contrary to the terms of his driver’s licence - $10,000; leaving the scene of the accident - $5,000; and failing to report an accident - $5,000.

George Malcolm, the employed driver who was charged with aiding and abetting the offences, pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 and is scheduled to return to court on January 15, 2020.

Both Ingram and Malcolm were also fined $19,000 and $49, 000, respectively, for executed warrants.

Garbage truck driver on manslaughter rap

The driver of the truck that killed seven-year-old Benjamin Bair on the grounds of Clan Carthy Primary School on Deanery Road in Kingston 3 on October 28 has been charged with manslaughter.

He is 52-year-old Alten Brooks, of Nine Miles, Bull Bay, St Andrew. He is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this Friday.

Reports are that about 4:30 p.m., Benjamin was at school when the garbage truck that had been picking up trash on the school compound went into motion, hit a taxi, and then overturned on the boy. He died on the spot.

The driver of the truck, who was reportedly not behind the steering wheel when it moved off, fled the scene after.