Guyana: Drunken lawyer hit pedestrian

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Guyana: Drunken lawyer hit pedestrian
Attorney-at-law, Chandra Sohan
Attorney-at-law, Chandra Sohan

(NEWSROOM) – An Attorney-at-law who was involved in a serious accident about 19:40hrs on Friday night was found to be exceedingly above the legal limit of alcohol, the Guyana Police Force has reported.

While the force did not reveal the name of the lawyer, News Room has confirmed that Attorney, Chandra Sohan, 51, of Palmyra Village, East Coast Berbice, is in police custody assisting with the investigations.

According to the police force, Sohan was driving motor van – PJJ 6060 – west along the southern driveway on the Williamsburg Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice when a male pedestrian who is still unidentified, allegedly crossed the road from south to north into the path of the vehicle and collided.

The man was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Port Mourant Public Hospital, treated and transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital and later to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where is in a serious but stable condition.

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