Sage on $3,000 bail for beating ZR driver
Kistanie Kishmar Kistan Sage, of Melverton St George did so when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to answer the charge.
The court heard from acting Station Sergeant Neville Watson that both Sage and the complainant were on separate ZR vans travelling to Silver Sands from Bridgetown.
When both vehicles came to a halt by a stop light on Worthing Main Road, Sage – who was the conductor on the vehicle behind – got out, went to the other driver and cuffed him in his face.
According to the prosecutor, Sage then dragged Trotman out of the ZR van he was driving and beat him some more. The complainant fell on to the sidewalk and hit his head, before Sage stomped in his face. Sage then got back into his vehicle and left the area.
Trotman was treated for soft tissue injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and discharged.
When Sage addressed the court, he said that he never pulled Trotman out of his vehicle nor did he stomp on him. He said he went to Trotman’s vehicle and told him that he did not like what he did. He said Trotman then got out of his own vehicle and the two of them scuffled.
Questioned by the court, Sage told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he has been a conductor for about four years and has never been before any court.
Magistrate Frederick remarked that he was not sure, given Sage’s behaviour, that he should be doing that type of work.
A pre-sentencing report was ordered and Sage was placed on $3 000 bail. He returns to court on August 14.