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Men who drove car into sea to evade police back in court today

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 1:17 AM

The attorney representing two men who reportedly drove into the sea in an attempt to evade the police is to continue making submissions when they return to court today.

Yesterday the resident magistrate visited the scene of the incident after hearing a submission from attorney-at-law Hensley Williams in the St Thomas Circuit Court.

Williams is representing cousins Rameish and Richard Simpson, who are charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

Williams argued that the men did not try to elude the police.

He told the court that the brakes on the car were not working properly and the vehicle experienced difficulties which caused it to run off the road and end up in the sea.

It is reported that last month a police team was patrolling the Grants Pen main road in St Thomas when they signaled the driver of a Mitsubishi Pajero to stop.

The driver reportedly disobeyed and diverted on to Fish House Lane in the community

The police pursued and the driver drove the vehicle about 300 metres into the sea.