Driver charged for traffic accident

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Two weeks ago there were multiple fatalities reported on the Philip Goldson Highway between Miles 6 and 7 when a ethon belisle4-door Mercedes with no license plates slammed into a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.

Two men identified as 52 year old Alden Locke, also known as “Tall B”, and 30 year old Shane Goff, were killed and several others injured.

On Monday the driver of the Mercedes, St. Paul’s Bank, Belize District resident 24 year old Ethon Belisle, faced a slew of traffic offences before Magistrate Ladonna John.

Belisle was arraigned for two counts each of manslaughter by negligence and causing death by careless conduct, as well as driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention and improper overtaking of a vehicle.

The offences are indictable, to be tried in the Supreme Court, and no plea was taken. He was offered a bail of $7,000 with one surety or two sureties of the same amount, $3,500.

His case was adjourned until October 28.

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