Elected Representative Faces Traffic Charges

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Updated: April 4, 2016

As we reported, forty six year old Jose Abelardo Mai has been issued with a Notice of Intended Prosecution. Orange Walk’s Commanding Officer, Superintendent of Police, Selvin Tillett shared what charges Mai is facing.

Selvin Tillett: “A urine sample has been obtained from Abelardo Mai and he has been served with a notice of intended prosecution and police continue to investigate. He volunteered the sample because when police ask you to give a urine sample you either accept or refuse and he willingly gave the sample. We need to determine that via a toxicology exam and that is why a urine sample has been taken from Mr.Mai to determine if he was drinking or not and the same will be done to the victim to determine if he was drinking or not.”

Reporter: What charges could Mr.Mai be facing?

Selvin Tillett: “Well if anything happens it will be traffic related offences, driving without due care and attention, reckless driving, and depending on the results of the toxicology driving under the influence but we cannot charge him because he stopped and rendered aid so that charge will not be applicable to him.”

Mai has hired the legal services of Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay and according to Courtenay quote, “My client does not comment to the media on criminal matters”, end of quote.