West Demerara official charged for using ‘presidential emblem’ on car, other offences

first_imgA West Demerara road safety official was on Tuesday granted a total of $100,000 in bail after he was slapped with a series of traffic charges, including using the presidential emblem on his motor car while attending a wedding.The vehicle with the ‘plastic presidential crown’ at the EBE wedding on SundayPeter Katahan, 43, a businessman of Bushy Park, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was charged for fraudulent imitation of an identification mark, and driving an unregistered, unlicensed, uncertified, and uninsured motor vehicle.He pleaded not guilty to all of the offences and was placed on $20,000 bail for each charge when he appeared at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.According to Police reports, Katahan, who is also a Rural Sergeant and President of the West Demerara Road Safety Association, decided to affix two plastic crowns to his unregistered motor car. He then used the vehicle to transport celebrants of a wedding last Sunday at Hubu, EBE.The matter has been transferred to the Leonora Magistrate’s Court for August 13, 2018.last_img read more

Ison Leads Men’s Golf In Opening Round at Badger Invitational

first_img First Round Results The second round of the Badger Invitational will begin on Monday at 9 a.m., followed by the final round on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Print Friendly Version MADISON, Wis. – The Drake University men’s golf team completed the first round of the Badger Invitational on Sunday at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis. The Bulldogs recorded a 303 (+15) on the first day and are in 13th-place, while MVC foe Illinois State and Iowa State are tied at the top of the leaderboard with a score of 286 (-2). Story Links The Bulldogs were led by junior Drew Ison with a score of 73 (+1), tied for 19th-place. After beginning his day with a bogey, Ison managed to finish even in the front-nine. In the back-nine, Ison started with four straight pars before carding a birdie with four holes to play. On the ensuing hole, he shot a double-bogey, but responded with three pars to close out his round. Freshmen Chase Wicklund and Kyle MacDonald made their collegiate debut. Wicklund shot a 76 (+4), while MacDonald and sophomore Tommi Avant each carded a 77 (+5). Junior Matt Lavery rounded out the Bulldogs’ day with a score of 79 (+7). “I thought we played much better than our final score. We had a few big numbers that really hurt us, and if we eliminate those mistakes we will score much better,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. “We know all of the scores are bunched up and a few low rounds tomorrow will get us into good positions to finish out the tournament.”last_img read more