Guyana Chronicle:– Samuel Hinds Jr, the son of former President and Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, was today arraigned before a City Magistrate for assaulting a traffic officer along with other traffic resulted offence.
Hinds Jr., a 38-year-old miner of Evan Phillips Park, Agricola, East Bank Demerara, was hauled before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
The first two charges alleged that on May 9, 2019, at Main Street, Georgetown Hinds Jr. assaulted police officer Canterberry and resisted arrest from the officer, who was acting in the execution of his duties.
The last three charges alleged that on the same date and location,he drove his motor car when the identification mark was not visible and resisted to take a breathalyzer test from Police Lance corporal Thom.
Hinds Jr. was represented by attorney-at-law Latchmi Rahamat, who made an application for bail. Police Prosecutor Arwin Moore made no objection to Hinds Jr. being released on bail.
Magistrate Nurse, released Hinds on $10,000 bail for each of the charges and adjourned the matter until June 12, 2019.
According to reports, about 02:00hrs on Thursday, traffic officer Canterberry pulled over Hinds Jr. during a Driving Under Influence (DUI) exercise.
Officer Lance corporal Thom attempted to conduct a breathalyzer test on Hinds Jr. and he resisted. Officer Canterberry then attempted to arrest Hinds Jr. and he resisted.
The accused began behaving in a disorderly matter and assaulted officer Canterberry and also allegedly pointed a gun at him.Then reinforcement ranks arrived at the scene and arrested Hinds Jr. and took him to the Brickdam Police Station.
Hinds Jr, who is no stranger to the law when it comes to assault charges was convicted in 2015 for assaulting his sister-in-law. He was subsequently sentenced to two months imprisonment but was later released on $50,000 bail pending appeal.