ComPol confirms Roberto Teck refused to provide urine sample
The family of 52-year-old Gilberto Carias Tolico, the man that was killed over the weekend in Corozal, believes that the police are dragging their feet with the investigation. On Saturday night, according to the police, Carias Tolico was heading towards San Victor Village on his motorcycle when he collided head-on with a black Tracker, driven at the time by 47-year-old Robert Teck. Carias Tolico received severe head injuries and died instantly. Tolico’s family is disgruntled with the department’s version of events. And, they say it is troubling that this is the second time Teck has been involved in a traffic accident where he was believed to be intoxicated. In 2016, Teck, who was a police officer at the time, was involved in a traffic mishap that led to the death of another man. The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, confirmed today that in this instance, Teck refused to provide a urine specimen and responded to the family’s claim.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “When we deal with traffic accidents we deal with them on a case by case basis. The fact that the driver may have been involved in a previous accident does not mean that he is the one to be held responsible for this particular one. Our investigators have done their investigation and it reveals that the person who was the driver of the other vehicle, the surviving vehicle is the one who was at fault in that accident hence the reason he was charged. It will be a matter for the court to determine at the end of the day so he will have a chance to put forth his defense before the court.”