(CMR) Six months after a judge was arrested and bailed for suspicion of drunk driving and careless driving after a west Bay Road accident she has finally been charged.
Justice Ingrid Mangatal has been charged for driving under the influence and careless driving. She is expected to appear in court on 15 March.
The charges come as the statutory period to file charges against her expires. The Grand Court judge has been on police bail since being arrested 4 September on suspicion of drunk driving and careless driving after a single-vehicle accident on West Bay Road, in the vicinity of the Lime Tree Bay Road.
According to a police statement, the 52-year-old judge was detained after police and emergency services responded to a report of a crash.
The judge was the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle when it collided with a wall. She received minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment. No other vehicles were damaged and no one was harmed in the collision.
CMR has contacted Chief Justice Smellie to confirm if she will be suspended pending the outcome of this matter.