General — 14 March 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

Giovanni Elijio, 21, of Compassion Lane, the driver of a vehicle that crashed into and damaged the verandah of Guan Ying Shop located on Marage Road, Ladyville, about 12:30 Monday afternoon, was charged with using an unlicensed motor vehicle, using a motor vehicle not covered by third party risk insurance, driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention, driving a motor vehicle without being the holder of a Belize driver’s license, and driving a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit.

Police said that upon arriving on the scene, they saw a black 4-door Sidekick motor vehicle parked in the middle of Marage Road facing the Philip Goldson Highway, with damages to the rear bumper. Also, the rear right tire of the vehicle was punctured, the rear right fender was broken and the glass window of the driver’s door was completely shattered.

Police say that Giovanni Elijio was driving the Sidekick motor vehicle and reversed into the veranda of Guan Ying Shop, damaging the verandah’s roof in the process.

When police arrived and began to conduct their investigation, they found that Elijio was intoxicated.

Police said that they are awaiting a report from the owner of the damaged property so that they can take Elijio to court.

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