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New Police Patrol Vehicle Already Damaged
Nosara Development Association Requested that the Driver be Transferred

By Arianna McKinney

Just after President Laura Chinchilla’s visit to Nicoya for the Annexation Celebration on July 25th, Noasra received a brand new patrol vehicle, giving a facelift to the appearance of the Nosara Public Force. Less than three months later, that vehicle was rolled, and although it is still in working condition, several members of the Nosara community have expressed outrage.

A photo of the damaged patrol vehicle was posted to the Nosara Integral Development Association Facebook page, and the Association posted a comment affirming that they had requested that the officer who caused the accident be transferred for carelessness and negligence and that the police chief for the Canton of Nicoya, Omar Chavarria, committed to carefully overseeing the use of the police units.  

Regarding the accident, Nosara Police Chief Gerardo Aguilar Aguilar reported that the accident occurred on Sunday, October 7, at 3 p.m.  The driver claimed that a dog ran out into the road. 

 

Although another officer was in the vehicle, he was looking down at a document and didn’t see what happened. The driver was put on “vacation” while an investigation is being conducted.   

Chavarria commented that preliminary data from the investigation indicates excessive speed may have been a factor in the accident. He confirmed that the driver will continue on vacation while an official request is being processed to exchange him for an officer from another unit. While Guanacaste Police Chief Rafael Araya Cordero must approve the request, Chavarria said he has indicated that he has no issues with the request. 

Aguilar said the motor of the vehicle is in perfect condition so it continues functioning well, although the front bumper, the left fender and the left side of the pickup bed were dented and the running board was also damaged. The cost of repair is not yet known. The vehicle must first be assigned to a mechanic’s shop before an estimate can be performed. 
 

 

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