One of the two men charged in connection with the road fatality involving Don Deravinere, has violated a court order.
Chris Modeste who was charged for causing death by dangerous driving, had his driver’s license suspended.
Modeste who is from Simon, St Andrew’s was arrested on November 14 while taking his truck which encountered mechanical problems in Tivoli, St. Andrew’s to his friend’s garage in Hermitage, St. Patrick’s.
At the time of his arrest, the police were engaged in a road block.
Modeste who has been on bail since July 18 appeared before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill last week Thursday at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court told the court that this was the first time he had breached his bail conditions.
Attorney-at-Law, Francis Paul who represented the accused said his client has given an undertaking that he will not again breach his bail conditions.
According to the attorney, Modeste is prepared to give up the job of being a mechanic in order to avoid having to again drive a truck.
He also contended that since his client’s license is suspended, he is being deprived of earning an honest living and this in itself is a punishment.
However, Chief Magistrate Gill considered the breach of the bail conditions as being very serious, stating that committing the offence is one thing, but being on bail there are specific conditions that must be followed.
The bail was revoked, and Modeste was remanded to the Richmond Hill Prisons until November 28.
An auto mechanic by profession, Modeste, at the time of the incident, was working with Ken George as a mechanic at the Silver Sands work site in Grand Anse, St. George’s.
As his license was suspended, he was subsequently fired from the job as his employer found that it was too much of a burden to hire a driver to travel with him all the time.
Deravinere, alias “DJ Cracker” of Pomme Rose, St. David’s was traveling as a passenger in a CRV registration number PAC 555 at the time of the accident.
Modeste along with Samuel Calder who resides in Canada are both charged for causing Deravinere’s death.