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In Grand Bay: Struck By A Drunk Driver, A Bangladeshi Between Life And Death

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A 21-year-old painter, under the influence of alcohol, mowed down three people at a bus stop on Grand Bay’s Coastal Highway. One of the three injured, MD Mamun Mia, 32, a Bangladeshi worker, who works at the Beach Wear factory in Chebel, Beau-Bassin, was seriously injured. He is on life support at the North Hospital. The driver of the car, who lives in Grand Bay, tested positive for alcohol. He had 37 micrograms of alcohol in his breath.

Officers from the Grand Bay Police Station were called to a crash request on Grand Bay’s Coastal Highway this Monday morning, November 14. It was around 6:10 am. Three people, who were on a bus stop near the Western Union agency, were hit by a white Honda car.

The three victims are two residents of Grand Bay, a 66-year-old man, a waiter at the Club Hotel, aged 23 and the Bangladeshi worker, Mamun Mia, who resides in the dormitory of Beach Wear in Chebel. The two Mauritians were taken to the North Hospital by elements of the Emergency Response Service. As for Mamun Mia who was seriously injured, he was evacuated to the hospital on board an ambulance of the Emergency Medical Assistance Service.

The driver of the car was arrested after testing positive for alcohol and was later brought before the Rempart River Divisional Court. He is facing a provisional charge of assault and battery. The young driver was held in police custody until Monday, November 21.

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