Mayor Paul pleads not guilty to DUI charge

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 08:15

Point Fortin Mayor Clyde Paul pleaded not guilty on a charge of driving under the influence, when he appeared in court today.

Paul appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar who read the charge to him in the Point Fortin Second Magistrates Court.

It is alleged that on Tuesday evening on the Southern Main Road, Rousillac he drove PBE 1999 after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion on his breath exceeding the prescribed limit.

He was represented by attorney James Philbert instructed by Derek Dindial and attorney Samuel.

Philbert asked the court for disclosure.

The charging officer Sgt Gosine was not in court.

Prosecutor cpl Larry Singh said they had two witnesses PC Ramkissoon and WSgt Cato.

The matter was adjourned to November 2nd.

Upon arrest Paul who was granted $5000 bail at the station was allowed to pass through an entrance of the court prohibited from members of the public to hide from media personnel who were waiting in front of the court.