A retired vehicle examiner is now on bail after he appeared on a number of charges relating to misconduct in public office in 2019.
Charles Winston Ramsay appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.
The 68-year-old of Mount Hillaby, St Thomas, was not required to plead to being a public officer acting as a vehicle examiner, without reasonable excuse or jurisdiction, he wilfully misconducted himself – to wit issued or caused to be issued a Vehicle Examiners Certificate in respect of public service vehicle B24 which tended to show that he had examined the vehicle, on July 29, 2019, to such a degree as to amount to an abuse of the public trust in office of the Vehicle Examiner.
He also faced similar charges relating to public service vehicles B335, B35, B155, a PSV bearing the engine number RA53TE06926, a PSV with the engine number 3L-4522266 and ZR 91 on July 29, 2019; A PSV with the engine number 3L299175 and ZR92 on July 30, 2019; A PSV with the engine number 1KD2601220 on July 31, 2019; ZR 271 on August 2, 2019; A PSV with the engine number 1KD2221343; ZR 48; ZR 169; a psv with the engine number 5L5089963; a PSV with the engine number 1KD2354116 and a PSV with the engine number 1KD2383685 on August 7, 2019 and A
PSV with the engine number 5L5091545; another psv with the engine number 3L4319030; B31 and ZR18 on Augsut 9, 2019.
There was no objection to the accused being released on bail and Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes released him with a surety of $10 000.
The accused, who was represented by attorney Kenneth Best, will return to court on September 6.