Warrant withdrawn after man serves time
Ian Best was brought to the District ‘A’ Traffic Court today after a warrant of arrest was issued for his non-appearance at court last August.
Best, who resides at St Hill Road, Carrington Village, St Michael, was brought to answer charges for a number of traffic violations: driving a car on Tudor Street, The City, on January 4 last year, while the vehicle was uninsured; having no road tax and having no driver’s licence.
Best was held by a court marshal yesterday. Today, he explained to the court that he “was taken up from in town”.
Acting Magistrate Elwood Watts’ information showed that Best had been served a summons personally on July 8 last year in relation to attending court on the traffic offences.
However, Best said he was in jail at the time, but when he came out on August 9, he came to the court and returned on August 14 when he “answered the charges and paid the fines”.
Watts then asked a court orderly to verify Best’s statement and that was done.
“Mr Best, you are correct. The officer has verified it and this warrant should be withdrawn.”
Best was discharged and the warrant withdrawn.