Linden man granted $150,000 bail for causing death of pedestrian

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Revon Austin during his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrate's Court.
Revon Austin during his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

[www.inewsguyana.com]Twenty – three – year – old Revon Austin of Canvas City Wismar Linden was today slapped with four charges before Chief Magistrate Priya-Sewnarine- Beharry.

He denied the first charge which alleged that on October 1 at One Mile Public Road, Wismar Linden he drove motorcycle CG 6271 in a dangerous manner causing the death of Neberne Charles.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the second charge which alleged that on the same day at One Mile Public Road, Wismar Linden, he drove the said motorcycle while he was without a third party insurance.

Austin pleaded not guilty to the third charge which alleged on the same day, he rode the said motorcycle while the fitness was not in force.

However, he pleaded guilty to the offense of riding a motorcycle without being the holder of a license.

Attorney- at – Law Michael Somersault represented the defendant and told the Court that his client was riding the motorcycle when a dog ran across the road causing Austin to swerve and ended up in a trench.

Police prosecutor, Vernetta Pindar told the court that around 20:45 hrs the defendant was riding motorcycle CG 6271 at a fast rate along the western side of the One Mile Public Road, where he collided with two pedestrians on the road side.

Pindar said Neberne Charles was admitted in an unconscious state to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while Henry Belgrave was treated and sent home.

The Prosecutor said that investigations showed that the defendant was not a holder of a driver’s license and the Charles later succumbed to the injuries he received.

Austin was granted $150,000 bail for the dangerous driving charge and as it relates to the other offences he was also ordered to post $50,000 fine each.

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