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Irresponsible decision

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 12:00 AM


We in Jamaica must live in part of Walt Disney's 'Fantasyland'.

How does any sensible person, most of all a police officer, explain how a driver of a bus is stopped and checked by the police, administered a Breathalyzer test which shows that his blood alcohol ratio is over the legal limit, and is then sent on his way?

So what happens? Ten minutes later, he crashes the bus because the police say he was speeding, and causes severe injury to several of the passengers.

Why on God's green earth wasn't the driver arrested and charged at the first interaction and the bus seized and parked for safekeeping? Why would that menace be allowed to continue driving? When does it end?

In a world that made sense and was inhabited by rational human beings, at the very least, the officers who first stopped him should be charged with dereliction of duty.


St Mary