Minister of VROMI Miklos Giterson arrested for drunk driving (UPDATED)

PHILIPSBURG:— Minister of VROMI Miklos Giterson is in police custody this morning as he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.SMN News learned that the Minister was drinking at Lotus and Platinum with a young male adult. The source said that the Minister hit a passenger vehicle and left the scene of the accident and he is still being held at the Police Station in a sleeveless shirt.

SMN News understands that Giterson was involved in a traffic accident in the St. John’s area while driving MR 6. 
SMN News managed to confirm that the Minister is in police custody, however, the police has remained mum on the arrest.
Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson said he is not allowed to comment on the matter and whenever he gets the authority to make statements he will inform the media.


A traffic accident involving Minister under investigation
The Police Traffic Department is presently investigating a traffic accident involving the Minister of VROMI who at the time was driving MR-6 and a Toyota Hiace bus. The accident took place on September 6th at approximately 05.45 a.m. on the L.B. Scot road. According to reports, the MR-6 rear-ended the bus while traveling in the same direction. There were five passengers on the bus at the time of the accident. Passengers which were injured in the collision were transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Centre. According to the information made available by the hospital, all have been released after examination and medical treatment. The nature of their injuries is unknown.
On the arrival of the investigating officers and based on the information they gathered on the scene the driver of the MR- 6 was arrested at 05.50 a.m. suspected of driving a car while being under the influence of alcohol. Such an act is considered a crime on Sint Maarten. He was taken to the Police head Quarters in Philipsburg where he was lead before the acting prosecutor and was allowed to speak to his lawyer. After being questioned by the acting prosecutor the suspect remained in custody to going through the entire legal process and to allow for the investigating officer of the Traffic Department to continue the investigation. After being questioned the suspect was released by orders of the acting prosecutor.

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Source: St. Martin News Network