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Jun 30, 2020

P.U.P.’s Oscar Mira to be Charged for Failure to Provide Specimen

Tonight, a cop is in the hospital recovering from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident and the police department is getting ready to charge P.U.P. Belmopan Standard Bearer Oscar Mira on Wednesday for failure to provide a specimen in connection with the accident.  It happened near mile forty-five on the George Price Highway when Mira was driving his vehicle on Friday night heading to Belmopan when he collided into a vehicle that was in the road. The vehicle was reportedly being driven by a policeman who was allegedly asleep inside the vehicle. Today Commissioner of Police Chester Williams spoke to the media about the incident.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“In respect to the matter in Belmopan with a police officer who was in a vehicle parked by the road side and that vehicle was subsequently ran into by a vehicle driven by Oscar Mira. That matter is currently being investigated by the police.  You would know that the police officer who was in the vehicle sustained severe head injuries and is still in the hospital. While Mr. Mira is saying that the vehicle was parked on the road and he may not have seen it before colliding into it, from a legal perspective that is tantamount to driving without due care and attention. If you are paying attention while driving, you should be able to see an obstacle in front of you at least from reasonable enough distance and avoid hitting that obstacle. So, that matter is currently being looked at by the police and hopefully by the end of this week we will decide how we proceed with that matter.”


Chester Williams


“Was it determined if the officer was indeed sleeping on the side of the road? Because reports suggest that a vehicle that had managed to avoid him had made a report that someone was inside the vehicle possibly sleeping?”


Chester Williams

“Whether or not the officer was sleeping in the vehicle is insignificant. The vehicle was parked. I maintain my position that if you are a diligent driver you will be able to see a vehicle on the road in front of you.”

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