Court orders man to hold up a sign saying “I will not litter”

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    A 43-year-old Laventille man has been ordered to hold a sign saying ‘I will not litter’ in front the Port-of-Spain City Police Headquarters, after appearing in court for littering and other charges.

    Jason Williams appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, following an incident yesterday where he reportedly threw a water bottle onto the ground along Independence Square North.

    He was reportedly approached by a City Police Officer, and allegedly began to utter threats, use insulting language and later on, resisted attempts to have his fingerprints taken.

    Williams was charged with littering, obscene language, disorderly behaviour, making threats to a police officer, and failing to give his fingerprints

    When he pleaded not guilty to the latter three, he was granted bail in the sum of $50,000 for each offence.

    He also pleaded guilty to littering to hold the sign from March 3rd to 5th, from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

    He was also fined $100 for the use of obscene language and was bonded for one year to keep the peace.

    Failing this, he will be charged $1,000.