After shooting a cop earlier this year and being let off the hook by the DPP, Magistrate Gordon Gilhuys has been slapped with six charges stemming from a motor vehicle accident on Mandela Avenue on October 2, last.
According to reports, it was shortly after 19:00 hours when Magistrate Gilhuys’s vehicle PLL 4282 collided with minibus BDD 2579, which Mr Gilhuys said stopped suddenly.Yesterday, Mr Gilhuys said that the accident was nothing and both he and the minibus driver decided that there would be no need for any legal action.
However, both he and the minibus driver reported the accident and they waited at the scene for a long time but no traffic rank arrived, forcing them to move away.
Mr Gilhuys said that the next day he travelled to his mechanic on East Bank Demerara and on his return to the city, saw the minibus driver at the Ruimveldt Police Station.
He said that he too stopped and they both made another report of the accident.
On Saturday, the police served Mr Gilhuys with notice of prosecution stemming from the accident and indicating that he would face six charges: being an unlicensed driver, failing to produce a driver’s licence, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving an uncertified vehicle, careless driving, and driving an unlicensed vehicle.The matter is due to come up in court later this week.