A public service vehicle (PSV) conductor, for whom 12 warrants of arrest were issued, ran out of luck today as he was remanded to prison.
Shamar O’brien Blackman, of London Bourne Towers, Bay Street, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Graveney Bannister in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court this morning where he threw in the towel and pleaded guilty to ten traffic charges, dating back to June 2011, including having excess passengers and giving police a false name and address.
He was slapped with $2,050 in fines for the offences, which he was unable to pay by the end of the day’s sitting.
Today, Blackman also appeared in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court where there was also an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick informed Blackman that he had not attended court for the past three years after he was granted $5,000 bail on the indictable November 23, 2009 charge of allegedly having intercourse with a 15-year-old girl.
However, Blackman claimed that when he attended court in the past his name was never on the call list. He also told the magistrate that he had moved from his previous address; therefore court marshals could not locate him.
However, his surety withdrew today, resulting in Blackman being remanded until April 12.