[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty – eight – year old Juliano Seunarine of Tain, Corentyne Berbice appeared before City Magistrate, Ann McLennan, on Monday, August 17, charged with causing the death of Christobel Hughes – the mother of prominent Attorney and Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Nigel Hughes.
The young man, who works with the Guyana Bauxite Company, was charged with dangerous driving as well as driving under the influence of alcohol. The court heard that on August 15 at Pike and Lamaha Street, Georgetown he drove motor pickup PPP 4641 in a manner dangerous to the public, causing the death of 84-Y-0 Hughes.
He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and was fined $7,500; for the offence of dangerous driving, he pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison until September 04.
Seunarine was unrepresented and according to information received, the test conducted by police revealed that his alcohol level was 161 micrograms when the legal limit is 35.
iNews had reported that the woman was being driven home by her son, Stuart Hughes, when a pickup truck heading eastward along Pike Street slammed into their vehicle.
According to witnesses in the area, the force of the collision was so strong that it resulted in the Hughes’ car slamming into the nearby Natoo’s Bar, causing extensive damage to both the vehicle and the building, the Kaieteur News reported.
According to the report, from all indications, Mrs. Hughes bore the brunt of the impact since the pick-up hit the car on the passenger side, directly where she was sitting.