KINGSTON: Global sprinting superstar Usain Bolt could face criminal charges arising from Sunday's one vehicle accident in Kingston, according to a high ranked police officer.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Glenmore Hinds was quoted in a daily newspaper as saying criminal charges can be laid against the 100m and 200m world record holder if investigations suggest that he is at fault in the incident that took place early Sunday morning as the athlete drove home after attending a party the previous night.
The double Olympic sprint champion slammed his luxury BMW into a guard rail in the vicinity of the Hal Way Tree, a busy transportation hub in Kingston, the island's capital city.
"No one is above the law and justice will be served with equity and thorough investigations will be undertaken just the same," Hinds is quoted as saying.
"We operate a legal regime here in Jamaica. All persons who are found guilty before the courts will go through the same process, and will be charged accordingly." AFP