- charged for causing death by dangerous driving and DUI
The police constable who killed a 10-year-old schoolboy on Sunday last when he was allegedly speeding while Driving under the Influence (DUI) made his first court appearance today at the Wales Magistrate Court.
Ravinand Bissessar, 26, appeared before Magistrate Clive Thomas for two charges – causing death by dangerous driving and DUI. He was not required to plea to the first charge but pleaded not guilty to operating his car while intoxicated.
His lawyer, who requested bail for Bissessar stated that the cop is not a flight risk and as such he was placed on $600,000 bail with no objection from the prosecution. Bissessar has been ordered by the court to report on a weekly basis to the Wales Police Station and is scheduled to make his next court appearance on June 22.
Reports are that the policeman struck 10-year-old Devin Sealey off his bicycle at Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD) on Sunday and when the injured lad was rushed to hospital he was pronounced dead on arrival.
INews was told that a post-mortem examination revealed that the boy died of multiple injuries to his body. It is alleged that Bissessar had exceed the speed limit on the roadway and he had consumed more alcohol that is allowed by the law when driving a motor vehicle.
His car only halted after it hit a parked vehicle on the roadway and slammed into a utility pole, before it turned turtle.