Man allegedly steals vehicle, crashes it and is held by police

A San Fernando man, who crashed a vehicle he allegedly stole, is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with larceny motor vehicle.

Kern Maharaj, 32, a labourer, of Rigsby Street, San Fernando, was arrested by officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch (THPB) on Monday, at the site of a road traffic accident involving a Nissan Sylphy motor vehicle.

The car, which was secured by its owner, around 5 pm on Monday 21st May, 2018, along Lower Cipero Street, San Fernando, was discovered missing around 8:30 pm on the same date.

The owner subsequently reported it as stolen to the San Fernando Police Station. Shortly after the report was made, THPB officers, responded to a report of a road traffic accident along the northbound lane of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, in the vicinity of the Indian Trail flyover.

There, they discovered the stolen vehicle crashed in a ditch with a lone male occupant.

Maharaj was arrested in connection with the offence and charged by WPC Felisha Sylvan, of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department.

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