Tailor fined $27k for punching cop, DUI & disorderly behaviour

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Nicholas Balkishun, a 28-year-old tailor of Lot 108 Best Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD) has been fined $27,500 for these offences: assaulting a peace officer, driving under the influence (DUI) and disorderly behaviour. 

Balkishun, who was arrested on Wednesday, was seen in a viral video assaulting several Policemen stationed at the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station. 

He was arrested that day for DUI and thereafter taken to the Police station where he attacked the ranks as well as hurled a series of expletives at them. 

On Thursday, Balkishun appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Faith McGusty before whom he pleaded guilty to the charges. 

Consequently, he was fined $10,000 for behaving disorderly, $10,000 for assaulting the Policeman and $7,500 for DUI. According to the Guyana Police Force, the WBD resident has also been charged with damage to property and using abusive language. 

He will appear at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court next Monday to answer these charges. 

It was only on Tuesday that a man who was caught on video firing several punches at a Police rank and his accomplice were arrested pending charges. 

Quincy King, 18, and Christopher Abrams, 19—both of Angoys Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice—are accused of multiple offences, including assaulting a peace officer. 

Police Headquarters reported that the men were arrested on Tuesday morning for assaulting an on-duty Policeman.  

The incident occurred on Republic Road, New Amsterdam, Berbice just after 08:00hrs on Tuesday.  They attacked and assaulted the Policeman who provided them with lawful traffic instructions and directions which they failed to comply with. 

The Policeman, after being knocked to the ground, was forced to get on his feet and defend himself from an aggressive and abusive Abrams, who is seen in a video assaulting the cop. 

King and Abrams are expected to be arraigned before a magistrate soon.

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