CUNUPIA CRASH: WPC Kamla Singh, left, is escorted out of Chaguanas Magistrates' Court yesterday. —Photo: Innis FRancis

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Policewoman in court on drunk driving charge

By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin

A FEMALE police constable yesterday faced the court charged with drunken driving.

Kamla Singh, who has four years' service as a police officer, denied the allegation as she stood before the Chaguanas Magistrates' Court.

She was placed on $5,000 own bail, an increase from the $500 bail she was granted at the police station over the weekend.

Magistrate Marissa Gomez read the charge yesterday that on Saturday, along Southern Main Road, Cunupia, Singh was allegedly found to have consumed so much alcohol that it exceeded the prescribed limit.

The legal level is 35 microgrammes.

Singh, who was last attached to Caroni Police Station, entered a not guilty plea.

Police prosecutor Sgt Shiva Boodoo told the court that Singh was a "serving officer" and an application will have to be made to the Director of Public Prosecutions to have a State attorney prosecute the case.

Defence attorney Rick Ramparas asked for a four-month adjournment date and the court ordered that Singh return on April 10.

It is alleged that Singh failed a breathalyser test following an accident in Cunupia during the early hours of Saturday morning.

She was charged by Sergeant Nash.

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