Father of 9 slapped with causing death charge


A rice farmer of Corentyne, Berbice was, earlier today (Tuesday), slapped with a charge of causing death by dangerous driving and taken before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Crumwell McDonald

Crumwell McDonald, 67, and a father of nine, denied the charge which stated that on October 28 2017 at the Good Hope Public Road, East Bank Demerara, he drove motorcar PHH 5116 causing the death of Narine Persaud. The court was told that the accused has been complaining of severe pains in his arm since the accident and is yet to be medically examined.

Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore however requested that conditions of bail must include the defendant’s license being suspended.

He argued that age might have been a factor which contributed to the accident as the accused might not have been able to react quickly enough to prevent the accident.

Bail was granted in the sum of $400,000. The case will continue on November 16.


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