Man admits assault on utility worker

A man who bumped a utility worker with his car’s side view mirror had to pay $500 in compensation to avoid prison for six months.

At his arraignment on Friday before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans, Donavon Forbes admitted to assaulting Derrick Russell.

Prosecutor Sergeant Kendrick Bauld told the court that Forbes hit Russell, an employee at the Water and Sewerage Corporation, when he tried to stop his car on Nassau Street on February 21.

Bauld said the workers had closed a portion of the road to perform their work. However, Forbes went through the closed area. He didn’t stop when Russell asked him, the court heard.

In mitigation, defense lawyer Wallace Rolle said Forbes was remorseful. According to Rolle, Forbes was on his way home when “somebody jumped in front of his car”.

Rolle said that his client drove around a single cone in the road.

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