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Man in viral video chasing police from Hellshire beach arrested, charged

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 9:12 PM
The police say Stephen Witter, 42, of Stony Hill in St Andrew was fitted with a mask and his temperature checked before he was placed in a a lock-up.

Stephen Witter, the man captured in a video on Sunday allegedly breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act has been arrested and charged.

He has been charged with breaches of the Act, disorderly conduct, indecent language, obstructing the police, and using abusive and calumnious language.

In a viral video, Witter chased a group of policemen from a beach in Hellshire, St Catherine and uttered expletives when they turned up to disperse a gathering.

The police say Witter, 42, of Stony Hill in St Andrew was fitted with a mask and his temperature checked before he was placed in a lock-up.

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