Jamaica News, St Catherine: A man who the police say failed a Breathalyzer Test after mowing down the driver of a parked vehicle along the roadway in Linstead Bypass in St Catherine on Sunday afternoon, May 27, was subsequently arrested and charged by the police.
The accused has been identified as, Dean Webb, 51-year-old auto mechanic of an Orange Hill address in St Ann and he has been charged for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, in connection with the death of Denszille Howard, 43-year-old taxi operator of Marl Road in Kingston 11.
Reports are that shortly after 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, Howard was driving his Toyota Corolla motor car along the Linstead Bypass when he heard a strange sound coming from the wheel section. He reportedly pulled over on the left Soft Shoulder and came out of his vehicle to examine the sound.
Minutes later, Webb who was driving a Land Cruiser Jeep in the opposite direction towards Ewarton lost control of the vehicle which mowed down Howard from the Soft Shoulder. The impact of the collision sent Howard crashing into a zinc fence.
The wounded taxi operator sustained multiple injuries and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The police were then summoned and upon arrival, they carried out a Breathalyzer Test on Webb which showed a positive result for the presence of alcohol.
Webb was subsequently charged and is booked to appear in the St Catherine Parish Court on June 18.
By Henry Bucknor