Former magistrate charged with drunk driving

Former magistrate Chandra Sohan was yesterday charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following an accident along the Williamsburg Public Road, where he allegedly hit a pedestrian.

Sohan, 52, an attorney of Lot 47 Palmyra Village, was released on his own recognisance after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

He appeared at the Albion Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Renita Singh, who in releasing him on his own recognisance took into consideration the fact that Sohan was released on $100,000 bail over the weekend

Chandra Sohan

Sohan, who was represented by attorney Ryan Crawford, will go on trial on September 15.

Sohan was arrested on Friday after he allegedly struck pedestrian Dale Roach along the Williamsburg Public Road. It is alleged that after the accident, Sohan drove home, where he was eventually arrested on Friday night. He was then taken to the Central Police Station in New Amsterdam, where a breathalyser test was administered.

A police statement on Saturday said that it was found that his blood alcohol level was “exceedingly” above the legal limit.

The accident occurred around 7.40 pm on Friday. Stabroek News had learnt that Sohan told authorities that he was proceeding west along the road in his vehicle, PJJ 6060, when a male pedestrian walked into his path, resulting in the collision. However, Stabroek News was told that the attorney allegedly failed to render assistance to the injured man.

Roach, who has no fixed place of abode, suffered a fractured leg and a fractured jaw. He was admitted at the Georgetown Public Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

After Sohan’s case was heard yesterday, he went about his day representing his clients in the same court as usual.


Ramjattan, Trotman advised president he could unilaterally appoint Gecom chairman

Despite the AFC’s claim that it was not involved in the selection of a Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) Chairman, its two senior leaders, Khemraj Ramjattan and Raphael Trotman, had advised President David Granger that he could utilise the constitutional proviso and make a unilateral appointment.

House approves over $8B for constitutional bodies

The National Assembly last evening approved over $8 billion in total budgetary allocations for 16 constitutional agencies even as the government’s failure to properly account for cuts to requested expenditure drew criticism.

By ,

Speaker reprimands opposition MPs for ‘exceptional parliamentary misconduct’

Opposition MPs were yesterday reprimanded by Speaker Dr Barton Scotland for their raucous behaviour on November 2nd, when they staged a protest that drowned out most of President David Granger’s address to the National Assembly.

Ex-cop cleared of fatal Rio Club shooting

Ex-policeman Lloyd Roberts, who was accused of murdering Ryan Sergeant, the teen who was fatally shot outside of the Rio Inn nightclub last year, was yesterday freed after a court found that there was insufficient evidence for him to stand trial.

M&CC releases salaries to protesting workers

Although some municipal workers continued protest action yesterday over the nonpayment of their salaries for October, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has said that it has completed its payroll.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now