Youth fined 5K for causing the death of his friend by driving dangerously


After he pleaded guilty to causing the death of his friend by dangerous driving, a High Court judge imposed a $5,000 fine on a young Jennings villager yesterday.

Nicholas Augustine, now 21 years old, was driving a rented silver Honda Fit car along Valley Road on January 10 2020 when he lost control of the vehicle.

The car crashed into a utility pole, resulting in 17-year-old Theophilus Dyett being fatally injured.

The deceased was a passenger in said vehicle along with Augustine and another friend.

The trio had met up earlier that night and made plans to go out.

The other passenger reported that the road was wet on the night in question and while they were in the vicinity of Big Creek, Augustine lost control of the wheel and crashed into the pole.

The deceased was said to have been the only occupant of the vehicle who was taken to the hospital.

According to Emergency Medical Services personnel, he was seated behind the front passenger seat and was not wearing a seatbelt.

Dyett, who was comatose, remained in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit after the crash, and succumbed to his injuries on March 18 2020.

Yesterday, Justice Stanley John imposed the fine against Augustine which he must pay before the end of May or he will spend six months behind bars.

His driver’s licence was suspended for the next three years and he was also ordered to undergo counselling. (NEWSCO OBSERVER)

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  1. When is the driver that killed Adrea Hughes going to have his day in court, to answer for that? This is not a dog that was killed. Mr. Chief of Police, this is scandalous from your side. You cannot have this case in the pipeline for so many years and don’t make an effort whatsoever to have it heard. If he is innocent let him prove his case in court.
    And where are our so-called Concerned Citizens calling for justice? They were all over the place when the custom officer got killed. Cause they hoped to get political mileage. And where are the Human Rights activists in this country? Andrea Hughes was a mother of nine children. Don’t they deserve justice? But don’t worry, God doesn’t sleep. The evil that men do will live after them.

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