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Minister given breathalyser test after night out
A government minister yesterday morning was administered a breathalyser test by police after leaving a popular Port-of-Spain nightclub. A report stated that around 4.57 am, PC Omadath, WPC Baptiste and Sgt John were on patrol and had cause to stop a Toyota Prado at the corner of Keate and Frederick streets. Police said the officers observed the occupant leaving the club and allegedly saw the suspect with a bottle containing a brown liquid in his hand.
When the officers checked, three other occupants were in the vehicle, including the suspect. Police said they asked the suspect to take a breathalyser test and he asked to speak with his attorney. He was then taken to the Belmont Police Station where he was asked again to take the test and told of “the smell of his breath.” Officers on duty at the station then contacted acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams who came to the station.
Police said the suspect was later administered the test by WPC Daniel, a breathalyser technician but the reading obtained was under the legal limit. Investigators said a file on the incident will be submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for further instructions. Acting Commissioner of Police Williams yesterday confirmed that an incident occurred and an investigation was continuing.
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