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Sep 12, 2016

Dorian Pakeman’s Traffic Death Charges under Review; Will Drug Test Play a Role?

Dorian Pakeman

Missing cocaine certification and tainted blood; that’s what police are investigating in the case of the Director of Press Office Dorian Pakeman, who is now on unpaid leave. Dean Dawson, a resident of Gardenia, Belize District was killed in a traffic accident on March thirtieth 2016 on the Phillip Goldson Highway. The vehicle that hit Dawson, a father of eleven children, was driven by Pakeman. But it was not until July that the file found its way to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, Cheryl-Lynn Vidal. The D.P.P. has since revealed that she stumbled into an important piece of information that was missing from the Pakeman file…that being certification that he had tested positive for cocaine. How come that information was not contained in the file is a matter under investigation, but even more interesting is that the original copy of the certification cannot be located anywhere.  The police today confirmed that a meeting was held on Friday between the Director of Public Prosecution and the officers attached to the Rural Eastern Division, including Regional Commander, ACP Edward Broaster.


ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“We did have a meeting with the Director of Public Prosecution; we should be receiving that file this week where we will adhere to the directives given by the Director of Public Prosecution.”


Duane Moody

“Sir given the fact that new evidence was brought into the file, what is it believed that Mister Pakeman will be charged for? Because I know that he has been served with a notice of intended prosecution.”


Edward Broaster

ACP Edward Broaster

“Which new evidence you are referring to?”


Duane Moody

“The lab test.”


ACP Edward Broaster

“I don’t believe the lab test will have any bearing on any charges he will receive under the instructions of the D.P.P. I will not speculate as to why the accident took place. I believe that the Director of Public prosecution will look at the evidence presented to her and she will make a judgment on what charge or charges will be levied against Mister Pakeman.”


Duane Moody

“Sir so you said that you guys are discussing in terms of charges for Mister Pakeman for the accident. In terms of the lab finding that there was a drug, cocaine was in the sample that was taken from him…is there any charge that can be brought against him for that?”


ACP Edward Broaster

“Yes, Driving under the influence of drug.”

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