Suspended sentence for driver who ran over Regiment soldiers at checkpoint

A car driver who crashed into two Bermuda Regiment soldiers at a checkpoint while speeding in an attempt to beat an imposed curfew was handed a suspended prison sentence by Pusine Judge Shade Subair Williams.

Makhail Saltus, who was driving the car and had his cousin Giovanni Saltus as passenger, was handed a six-month prison sentence, which was suspended for two years, after he pleaded guilty to the charge of causing grievous bodily harm by careless driving.

Additionally, Makhail Saltus was taken off the road for three years, but allowed to operate heavy equipment, as is his profession.

Meanwhile, the cousin was handed a conditional discharge for 18 months with 15 hours community service, based on his being out beyond the time of curfew and his having initially lied in telling authorities that he was the driver.

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