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Minister to give statement on J’Ouvert incident

Friday, February 24, 2012


A senior Government minister is expected to give a statement to the police today after it was alleged he drove over a woman’s foot during J’Ouvert celebrations on Monday. Marlene Williams, 35, of La Canoa Village, Maracas/St Joseph, was walking at the corner of Rust Street and Maraval Road when the incident happened. She was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital for medical treatment.
Police said the minister went to St Clair Police Station after the incident but remained in the vehicle and told officers what had happened. He did not make an official report or give a statement, police said. William’s common-law husband, Anthony Wellington, said she was experiencing pain on her left foot. 
“I will be taking legal action. We saw him good and he was driving it. My wife is resting she has been getting pain and we visited the hospital today,” Wellington said. “I was there with her when it happened and I saw him in the vehicle,” he said. Sgt Walker of the St Clair Police Station is continuing investigations.