Minister of Public Finance Roy McTaggart faces charges of careless driving in traffic court.
The incident stems from an accident in December of 2015. Court records show that McTaggart ‘s matter was on the court list for February 28, 2017 ahead of the general election. However, the matter did not come to anyone’s attention until recently.
Mr. McTaggart has pleaded not guilty.
According to the court file, Mr. McTaggart was driving along Poindexter Road, while turning onto Shamrock Road he noticed a car travelling at a high speed. When he stopped his car the other vehicle swerved.
The driver lost control of the car causing it to flip and land in the bushes. The victim was treated at George Town Hospital for her injuries and given a breathalyzer test which came back negative.
After attending traffic court on Tuesday, Mr. McTaggart’s bail was extended and the matter is set to return to court for February 2018