Kelly Rampersad of Barrackpore was sentenced to 34 months of hard labour when he appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate charged with several offences including intent to rob, malicious damage, dangerous driving and breach of emergency powers. His brother Keaton Rampersad was fined $9000 for intent to rob and breach of emergency powers regulations. The following is a press release from the TTPS:

Two brothers, who pleaded guilty to several offences following a road traffic accident during curfew last Saturday, were jailed and fined by a Princes Town Magistrate. KELLY RAMPERSAD, 34, of Battan Trace, Cunjal Road, Barrackpore, was sentenced to 34-months hard labour for assault with intent to rob, malicious damage, dangerous driving and breach of emergency powers.

Meanwhile, his brother, KEATON RAMPERSAD, 27, St Croix Road, Lengua Road, Princes Town, was fined $9000 or in default ten-months’ hard labour for assault with intent to rob and breach of emergency powers regulations. The men appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate on October 6th, and pleaded guilty to the offences.

On October 2nd, a report was made to the Princes Town Police Station that during the curfew hours a Road Traffic Accident occurred along St Croix Road, Princes Town between the brothers and employees of the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC). Following the fender bender, the men proceeded to chase the T&TEC staff. During the melee, once the vehicle stopped, the men began to damage the front windshield of the government vehicle. Police subsequently conducted further enquires which led to the arrests of the men. Investigations into the accident, however, are still under investigation.