Deen to pay for damaging ZR van
The man who Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale advised earlier this week to drink Plus “if you know you can’t hold your liquor,” has been sentenced.
Alltap Deen, a carpenter from No 1 Welches, Christ Church admitted causing criminal damage to a ZR van and assaulting a woman last weekend.
Thursday, he was ordered to pay $230 in compensation to Michelle Ali, $200 in court costs and $295 in compensation to the owner of the vehicle.
The court heard on Monday that Deen caught a van from Bridgetown and sat directly behind Ali, herself a passenger.
Station Sergeant Rudolph Burnett told the Oistins’ Magistrate’s Court that Deen, who was intoxicated at the time, began cutting up the back of the seat in front of him and while doing so, “inadvertently” struck Ali in her back.
After Deen got out of the van, the driver and conductor chased him and brought him back to the van to show him the damage. He denied it and they took him to the nearby Oistins’ Police Station. However, Deen was too drunk to be interviewed by police at the time.
When they finally got to interview him, Deen could not recall what happened.
While cost to the court was to be paid immediately, the Acting Magistrate gave Deen a week to pay the compensation. However, he paid all the monies owed and was then convicted, reprimanded and discharged.
No conviction was recorded against him.