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Baha Mar Lawyer Accused Over Traffic Fatality

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A WOMAN employed at a mega-resort in Cable Beach is on $10,000 bail after being charged last week in connection with one of the two traffic fatalities that occurred on New Year’s Day.

Tracy Ann Ferguson, associate general counsel at Baha Mar Ltd, was charged in Magistrates Court with a single charge of “killing in the course of dangerous driving” contrary to section 44(1), chapter 220 of the Road Traffic Act. She faces at least a $5,000 fine and/or imprisonment if convicted of causing the country’s second traffic fatality for the year.

It is alleged that she, on January 1, about 7:10pm, drove a blue 2005 Mercedes-Benz vehicle east on John F Kennedy Drive in a manner dangerous to the public, causing the death of Ricardo Storr.

Storr, 53, of Cumberbatch Alley, was killed when the Nissan car he was in collided with a Mercedes-Benz near the Blake Road roundabout. The Mercedes-Benz was reportedly driven by a woman.

Ferguson, of Devonshire Drive, appeared before Magistrate Saboula Swain last Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The lawyer, after opting to be tried in Magistrate’s Court instead of Supreme Court, was granted a $10,000 bond with a suretor.

She returns to Magistrates Court No 11 on October 16 for trial.

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