ZR drivers’ dispute turns ugly
Two ZR drivers were remanded to HMP Dodds today after they pleaded guilty to using unlawful violence on Tuesday towards another person, and causing those present at the scene to fear for their safety.
Andre Omar Springer of Gibbons Boggs, Christ Church, and Kelvin Orlando Johnson of Lewis Gap, Green Hill, St Michael, both went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
Around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Johnson was in the terminal waiting for passengers to board his vehicle. Meanwhile, Springer was trying to prevent them from doing so. Springer eventually moved his vehicle and used it to block Johnson’s.
They quarrelled and both men left the area. After 8 p.m. Johnson returned to the terminal with passengers and found Springer there as well.
Meanwhile, a passenger from Johnson’s van got out, went toward Springer and those two fought. Johnson swiped at Springer with a cutlass while he was distracted by that fight, but he slipped and fell in a puddle of water while doing so.
Springer then charged at Johnson with a club and then became involved in his second fight. Persons in the terminal parted the two and both men went to the police to report the matter.
They will be sentenced when they return to court on June 2.