The dancehall veteran hindered traffic court proceedings on Thursday (September 2) when he failed to make an appearance. The police reported that Popcaan, who was traveling in a nine-vehicle convoy with his entourage in a section of Bath, was allegedly driving an unlicensed motorcycle with no side-view mirror. The deejay, who is signed to Drake’s OVO Sound label, argued that he was not driving the motorbike as the police alleged, and he explained that the bike was parked along the roadside when the police approached. If found guilty, the “Win” deejay could see fines of up to $100,000 under the Road Traffic Act. The “Firm and Strong’ singer, born Andre Sutherland, was reportedly intercepted by police who were acting on information on April 26. The warrant was, however, stayed until the next hearing. Legal representatives of the artist informed the court that the entertainer could not show up because he is currently in quarantine. Popcaan will likely be present in court on November 4 to answer traffic charges. The police say the deejay was also driving without insurance coverage, with no registration plate affixed, and lack of valid certificate of fitness. His trial date was to be set today. While not much information was made available about the situation or the status and whereabouts of the deejay, the court announced a new date, November 4, for Popcaan to return to Yallahs Traffic Court in St. Thomas, from where he hails. Popcaan is being represented by Attorney at Law Matthew Hyatt. Popcaan was also said to be driving without a helmet, and he failed to produce a driver’s license to the police. Share this:
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) A bench warrant was also issued by the judge, which is a warrant authorizing the arrest or detention of a person who violates the rules of the court. The dancehall star was subsequently charged. Back in June, Popcaan made his first appearance in court and pleaded not guilty to the six traffic breaches, denying the allegations. He was subsequently found to be in violation of numerous sections of the Road Traffic Act.