Minister Giterson convicted for drunk driving

PHILIPSBURG - In accordance with the Public Prosecution Office, the Court of First Instance ruled that Minister Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Miklos Giterson must pay fines for violating Article 5 and 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation.
Article 5 concerns the offence of dangerous driving and demands a fine of NAf. 300. Article 6 concerns the offence of driving under the influence and demands a fine of NAf. 1,500 and a conditional 6 months OBM (driving prohibition).
Giterson was involved in a car accident on L.B. Scott Road at approximately 5:45am September 6, 2018.
The judge ruled in favour of Giterson’s prosecution for drunk driving. A decision on the amount of the fines will be communicated in the near future.
“According to reports, MR-6 rear-ended the bus while travelling in the same direction,” police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson had stated in a press release in September. “There were five passengers in the bus at the time of the accident. Passengers who were injured in the collision were transported to St. Maarten Medical Center.”
According to information made available by the hospital, all had been released after examination and medical treatment.
Giterson was present at the Courthouse on Wednesday and did not speak during the hearing. There was no word whether he plans to appeal his conviction.
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Conform de eis van het Openbaar Ministerie heft het Gerecht in Eerste Aanleg vandaag Minister Miklos Giterson veroordeeld tot het betalen van boetes wegens het overtreden van art. 5 en 6 van de Wegen Verkeers Wet. Artikel 5 betreft het veroorzaken van gevaar op de weg en is bestraft met een geldboete van Naf 300. Artikel 6 betreft het misdrijf rijden onder invloed van alcohol en is bestraft met een boete van Naf 1500 en een voorwaardelijke ontzegging van de rijbevoegdheid.

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