Crime

Drunk Driver Accused Gets Bail, Allegedly Hit Cop’s Foot

It is alleged that on October 23, 2019 Dutt bumped Police Constable Naibuka Rokuna while under the influence of liquor.
26 Oct 2019 10:00
Drunk Driver Accused Gets Bail, Allegedly Hit Cop’s Foot

A man who allegedly drove his car over the foot of a Police Officer while trying to make a getaway was granted bailed by the Nadi Magistrates Court.

Avnil Dutt, 27, a farmer of Solovi, Nadi appeared on Thursday before Magistrate Nilmini Fernandez, charged with driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, dangerous driving and failing to obey traffic direction.

It is alleged that on October 23, 2019 Dutt bumped Police Constable Naibuka Rokuna, while under the influence of liquor. It is also alleged that Dutt was stopped by PC Rokuna, but Dutt failed to do so. While trying to make a getaway, Dutt drove over PC Rokuna’s foot. He was arrested at the Nadi Hospital car park later.

After conducting a breathalyser test Police found 193.6 milligrams of alcohol in his blood.

His lawyer, Munsami Chetty, while applying for bail, said his client had a suitable surety and requested if Dutt’s plea could be deferred.

The court granted bail on strict conditions with a surety of $500.

The matter was then adjourned to January 16, 2020, where a plea will be taken.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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