Fire officer's hit-and-run case adjourned

John Sidney Bodden, on required leave from his post as acting fire chief, appeared in Traffic Court on Monday, charged in connection with an incident on the evening of Jan. 26, National Heroes Day.

The first charge is careless driving – that he unlawfully drove a Lincoln Continental on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of Savannah Primary School without due care and attention. He is also charged with unlawfully leaving the scene of an accident without reasonable cause for leaving.

Two other charges allege that the vehicle was not issued with a certificate of roadworthiness and was not registered.

Defense attorney Lloyd Samson asked for another mention date. Magistrate Grace Donalds set the matter for Sept. 14 and extended bail until then.

A press release from police in June indicated that two brothers, 21 and 14, were injured in the incident, with the younger boy in the hospital for several weeks.