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Police witnesses sought in careless driving case

Published:Saturday | February 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:

The case against a St James man who allegedly hit a woman with his car has been deferred to February 25, when two officers integral to the matter are expected to be subpoenaed to come before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court.

Ansel Matheson, who is charged with careless driving, was bound over to come back to court when he appeared before presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie, on Tuesday.

Although the date and location of the alleged incident was not given, the court was told that the female complainant was walking along the roadway when Matheson drove up behind her and hit her with his motor vehicle.

In outlining the details of the case, clerk of the court Yanique Henry told Tie that the investigating officer and a corroborating officer, who had both witnessed the alleged incident, had resigned from the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

subpoena to be served

"The investigating officer and the corroborating officer have resigned and the information I have received, is that the investigating officer would be unwilling to come to court," said Henry.

"Once he can be found, a subpoena needs to be served on him," Tie replied sternly.

The court was also told that the file in Mathesons case had yet to be reassigned to a different officer.

I will set the matter for two weeks' time, for the file to be reassigned and for subpoenas to be issued (on the two police witnesses)," said Tie, before setting the case to be mentioned on February 25.

- C.T.