End of the road

MAN IN WEEKEND POLICE CAR CHASE LANDS IN PRISON

A St Michael man who led police on a car chase along the South Coast and parts of The City over the weekend will spend the next 100 days behind bars.

Liamm Damon Bascombe of Lot 95 Tramore Lane, Waterford, St Michael was jailed after failing to pay almost $4,000 in fines for the ten offences he admitted to today, including failing to comply with a police siren, driving a motorcar without the owner’s consent, driving without a licence, dangerous driving, driving without insurance, and driving with fraudulent number plates.

The District ‘A’ Traffic Court heard that police officers were in their vehicle on patrol on Saturday, when they spotted the 28-year-old driving a Hyundai motorcar, with registration number O875, along Worthing Road, Christ Church.

The officers suspected the accused had no driver’s licence as he is known in the system.

They turned around and pursued Bascombe with sirens blazing and signaled for him to stop, but instead he accelerated the vehicle.

When Bascombe reached the area of Scotiabank in Rockley, he slowed down as if he was going to stop his vehicle, but according to the prosecutor Station Sergeant Theodore McClean, when the police got out of their vehicle, Bascombe drove off and lawmen had to give chase again.

According to the Crown’s representative, Bascombe was heading towards Hastings and driving in an erratic manner – weaving in and out of traffic, causing other motorists to stop abruptly.

His actions caused him to hit another vehicle but even then he did not stop, continuing towards Bay Street and turning right onto Beckles Road, then left onto Culloden Road. He then sped through a red light at the junction on Culloden Road/Pine Road and turned into 1st Avenue Belleville. However, the attempted getaway would come to an abrupt halt after Bascombe drove on the sidewalk on George Street after encountering a car and moments later collided with two SUVs. The collision caused the vehicle he was driving to burst into flames and the Barbados Fire Service had to be called in. One person was injured.

Police investigations revealed that the owner of the vehicle had not given Bascombe permission to drive it, only to sell it, since it was not registered.

After addressing the young man, Magistrate Graveney Bannister imposed several fines totaling $3,850, which had to be paid forthwith, among them $1,000 for driving without insurance, which had an alternative of 100 days in jail.

Bascombe was unable to pay the money and the prison sentences will run concurrently.

However, that was not the end of his troubles as the prosecutor revealed to the court that Bascombe had two unpaid fines totaling $1,050, which were imposed on him by Magistrate Douglas Frederick in December last year. Those also stemmed from traffic offences and he had been given two months to pay.

He will have to appear before Magistrate Frederick to have that matter dealt with.

27 Responses to End of the road

  1. Renee Nicole Trotman
    Renee Nicole Trotman February 28, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Cops barbados

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  2. Jason Ofori Brown
    Jason Ofori Brown February 28, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Barry white and Boyz to men voice… Bobby….. Valentino

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  3. Emperatriz Melissa
    Emperatriz Melissa February 28, 2017 at 8:22 am

    idiot

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  4. Denzel Williams
    Denzel Williams February 28, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Gone in 60 seconds

    Reply
  5. Heidi Alleyne
    Heidi Alleyne February 28, 2017 at 8:56 am

    He missed hitting my car by a fraction as he sped through the flashing street light on Bay Street to turn right onto Beckles Road with police in hot pursuit..he should be jailed indefinitely .cause clearly he had no regard for anyone’s life..

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  6. digital February 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

    only 100 days….he shud b gettin a day for every dollar owed to d court….an additional days of money worth in damages to the other vehicals…..but dats just my personal views on it

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  7. Estwick Paula
    Estwick Paula February 28, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Lock him up and throw away the key!!!!!

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  8. Mhizzjoan Moore
    Mhizzjoan Moore February 28, 2017 at 9:56 am

    10 years would be great

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  9. Ryan February 28, 2017 at 10:31 am

    He posing like a bad Mann still! Hope they jail him with no grease and comes out wearing pink being a little bitx

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  10. Jeanette Hernandez
    Jeanette Hernandez February 28, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Should have been given more than 100 days in prison. He destroyed property and most of all lives were at stake. Could have ended much worst

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  11. David eversley February 28, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    He cause so much damage and waste of police time and gas and that is all the punishment he got.
    All the vehicle that he cause damages to, he should be made to pay for all the repair done to them.
    It seems like he has a lot of money because he paid off the fine imposed on him. I think these fellow are getting away to likely.

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  12. Diane Elaine Dias
    Diane Elaine Dias February 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    So what happens to the cars he hit? They are responsible for their own repairs?wuh de hell

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    • Heidi Alleyne
      Heidi Alleyne February 28, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      I was wondering same..he was in my direct line of travel..I had to quickly tap into a small space that luckily was there to avoid hitting him..

      I heard siren at the last minute..cause they so silent..and was thinking..the police does just come flying through so..cars in way or not..then realised it was the idiot boy..

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    • Diane Elaine Dias
      Diane Elaine Dias February 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      I’m glad you don’t have car repairs to pay for now. But it’s frightening to think , who would you have sent the bill to . ‘Cause he certainly not going to reimburse you …Steuuuuups.

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  13. Shakira Shemora
    Shakira Shemora February 28, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Lol He auditioning for fast and furious 8

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  14. Veronica Williams
    Veronica Williams February 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Hahaha… My head hurting me. The more I live the more I see.

    Reply
  15. Jimmy Alexander
    Jimmy Alexander February 28, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Only 100 days?? Really?? Btw this ain’t funny.

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  16. Don Won
    Don Won February 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Notorious Bajan fast and furious

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  17. Andrew Bourne
    Andrew Bourne February 28, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Was there no one to mentor, to help this young man ,even after his first conviction?

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  18. Brian Francis
    Brian Francis February 28, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Playing too much GTA 5

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  19. kathy-Ann Clarke February 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Well, well, well, he is areal bastard for true tho.
    He have no regards for the lives of others, imagine he licking up other people’s vehicles and not stopping.
    It took the car bursting into flames to stop him.

    But what is the real reason for carrying the Police on the chase?

    Damn idiot.

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  20. Abby February 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    he almost hit me as i attempted to turn out of Belleville auto spares

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  21. Bill February 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I think five years would have been a more appropriate sentence. What I am hearing is that if he had the $4850.00 he would have been able to walk away from all the damage and danger he cause. Now you can understand why so many of this type are willing to take their chances with the courts

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  22. Anderson Marshall
    Anderson Marshall February 28, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Why should the people who got there cars hit pay for them don’t they have no fault insurance in Barbados,

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  23. Anderson Marshall
    Anderson Marshall February 28, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    That is a shame that you have to pay to repair your car that someone else damage, I live in Canada and if someone hits my car my insurance pays for it since it is not my fault and while my car is being fixed I can rent a car and my insurance pay for the rented car also that is why we also have no fault insurance.

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  24. North Point February 28, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    18 months would have been great, he caused too much havoc, lots of man power was used, throw the sink at him. He has no respect for law and order.

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  25. Marcia March 2, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Boy you people like to joke around with people’s lives. He need to be given so much time that he would repent at leisure.what is 100 days especially considering he was facing previous offenses.

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