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#471476 - 08/31/13 10:39 AM Gov’t Golf Cart Caught In Drunk Driving Accident
Marty Offline
We report on accidents all the time – usually between fast moving vehicles on the highway – but an accident in San Pedro last night proved that even a golf cart can be deadly.

The San Pedro Sun reports that 2 people were injured in a traffic accident when a Government of Belize owned Polaris golf car slammed into a fence. The victims are 19 year-old Julia Mejia a waitress at an island bar, and Geovanni Guerra, tour guide, both of San Pedro Town. The accident occurred at the corner of Caribeña Street and Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro Town early this morning.

Police came upon this accident during a patrol at 2:30 am, when they saw the golf cart crash into parked golf cart. The driver then reversed, hit the fence surrounding Heritage Bank and fled the scene.

The Sun reports that police observed that the same golf cart had already raked a building at the corner of Caribeña Street and Barrier Reef Drive, and in the process, ripped down a portion of the Belize Bank fence. During all this careening, 19 year old Mejia was flung out of the cart unto the street, where she was found unconscious.

Still, the cart did not stop, and police had to pursue and corner it by blocking the road near the San Pedro Police Station. The Polaris type cart is licensed to the Belize Agriculture Health Authority and is the property of the Agriculture Department. The driver was 30 year old BAHA Employee Matias Cunil, a Succotz resident assigned to San Pedro. He may have been out on a drunken joyride but it has serious consequences: the teenaged female Julia Mejia was rushed in her unconscious state to the town clinic and later had to be airlifted to the KHMH. She received injuries to her face, mouth, teeth, left leg, and her left ear was severed. The SUN Reports that she is in a stable condition but will need reconstructive facial surgery.

The other passenger, Guerra broken his hand and complained of chest pain. The sun quotes police as saying that alcohol consumption was likely a factor and urine samples were taken from the driver and sent to a forensic lab.

Late this evening, Cunil was formally arrested and charged for driving a vehicle without due care and attention, driving motor vehicle with alcohol above the prescribed limit and two counts of negligent grievous harm caused on Mejia and Guerra.

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Two injured in accident on board a GOB Polaris

Two people were injured in a traffic accident when a Government of Belize (GOB) Polaris slammed into a fence. They are 19 year-old Julia Mejia a waitress at a local establishment, and Geovanni Guerra, tour guide, both of San Pedro Town. The accident occurred at the corner of Caribeña Street and Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro Town in the wee hours of Friday August 30th.

According to San Pedro police, sometime around 2:30 AM, a team of officers were on a routine mobile patrol on Barrier Reef Drive when they observed a 4×4 four-seater Polaris slam into a parked golf cart with license plate SP 2106 belong to Atlantida Eiley of San Pedro Town. The cart then reversed and hit the fence surrounding Heritage Bank and fled the scene. The mobile then set chase but realized that the same Polaris had slammed into a building at the corner of Caribeña Street and Barrier Reef Drive eventually knocking a portion to the Belize Bank fence. A female, later identified as Mejia, was thrown out of the cart where she fell to the ground and was later found unconscious. The cart did not stop, but was later cornered when the police mobile overtook the get-a-way cart and blocked the road near the San Pedro Police Station.

As a result of the incident, Mejia was rushed in her unconscious state to the Dr Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Poly Clinic II and was later airlifted to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. She received injuries to her face, mouth, teeth, left leg, and her left ear was severed. “According to the doctor, she is in a stable condition but will need reconstructive facial surgery,” said Police. Guerra suffered a broken left hand and complained of chest pain.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun


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#471481 - 08/31/13 10:47 AM Re: Gov’t Golf Cart Caught In Drunk Driving Accident [Re: Marty]
Ernie B Offline
Oh my, what next. It isnt funny but I had to grin a little. Why do idiots think they can evade the police on such a tiny island ? Answer.... demon rum ??? Stupid ??? Democrat smile


Edited by Ernie B (08/31/13 10:49 AM)
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#471502 - 08/31/13 03:07 PM Re: Gov’t Golf Cart Caught In Drunk Driving Accident [Re: Ernie B]
Capt. Hollywood Offline
Demon rum also makes idiots ask questions and then answer themselves.

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#471507 - 08/31/13 03:35 PM Re: Gov’t Golf Cart Caught In Drunk Driving Accident [Re: Marty]
ScubaLdy Offline
I have a question: Why was this woman driving a government vehicle at 2:30 in the morning
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#471521 - 08/31/13 06:36 PM Re: Gov’t Golf Cart Caught In Drunk Driving Accident [Re: ScubaLdy]
ACBum Offline
According to the article it was not the 19 year old woman that was thrown out of the vehicle that was driving but a 30 year old male that was an employee of the BAHA. I guess he just ruined the "employee gets to take the vehicle home after work deal".

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