A driver of Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) was on Thursday slapped with a causing death by dangerous driving charge when he was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
Andrew Alder, 58, of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on March 6, in the vicinity of Houston Access Road, Georgetown, he drove car PMM 3981 in a manner dangerous to the public, which resulted in the death of Denish Bissoon.
The Prosecution is contending that on the day in question Alder was driving from National Hardware to D’Aguiar Housing Scheme when the collision occurred.
Alder was initially placed on $40,000 station bail while the injured Bissoon was in hospital. Bissoon however succumbed to his injuries and the charge was initiated against Alder.
The accused was represented by Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, who told the court that his client has been a driver for eight years without any accident.
As such he was placed on $300,000 bail with the case set to continue on April 20.