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Driver, conductor of minibus “packed like sardines” slapped with multiple charges

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 June 2018, 21:26 by Denis Chabrol

Screen-shot from Guyana Media Critic’s Facebook video.

A Route 42 minibus driver and conductor have been charged with several traffic offences after police used a Facebook video post  as a tip-off to go after the vehicle operators.

The driver, Leon Jaggernaught, 38 of Laluni Highway and conductor Joshua Khan, 22, of 560 Golden Grove East Bank Demerara will make their court appearance Friday at Court Two of the Providence Magistrates’ Court.

“The article on Facebook indicated that 45 school children were in the minibus. However, both driver and conductor told Police that there were 24 children in the bus; but looking at the video, it seemed clear that the children were packed like sardines,” the police force said in a statement.

Labelling the video of the bus, BWW 7259, overloaded with school-children as “disturbing”, the Guyana Police Force  said “swift action” has resulted in the driver and conductor being arrested and charged with overcrowded front seat, breach of insurance, untidy driver, overloaded minibus, untidy conductor and unlicensed conductor.