Mechanic says he did not intend to cause woman harm

A 33-year-old mechanic, who is accused of assaulting a woman, has been released on $3,000 bail.

Brian Orlando Brathwaite of Lammings, St Joseph pleaded not guilty to the charge of assaulting Lisa Scantlebury on September 16 when he appeared before Magistrate Wanda Blair in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court today.

However, Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim objected to bail on the grounds that Brathwaite was currently on bail for a similar offence. He also highlighted the “brazen” nature of the offence, which occurred in the presence of the police.

However, in his own defence  Brathwaite explained that “at the point I had red eyes.

“The lady had a cell phone with a light shinning in my eyes. I didn’t do anything intentional to hurt the lady, I just put up my hand and maybe touch her by mistake,” he said.

While granting him bail, the magistrate warned the accused man that he was before the court for two different offences.

“The third time you might not be so lucky with bail,” she said before Brathwaite was allowed to exit the docks.

The case resumes on February, 23, 2018.

3 Responses to Mechanic says he did not intend to cause woman harm

  1. David Gibson
    David Gibson September 20, 2017 at 12:12 am

    This is what I just don’t get , how can someone get bail when they’re already on bail for not one but two other offenses…?

    Reply
  2. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite September 20, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Barbados…..judicial system !!!!
    Where do we start !!! Help me ” someone ” !!!

    Reply
  3. Alex Alleyne September 20, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Wonder how the Officer(s) felt ?????.

    Reply

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