Man accused of causing road death granted $300,000 bail

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Renson Allen. [iNews' Photo]
Renson Allen. [iNews’ Photo]

[www.inewsguyana.com]Renson Allen, 57 of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 for the offense of causing death by dangerous driving.

He appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and pleaded not guilty to the offense, which alleged that on October 6, 2013 at Agricola Public Road, he drove motor car PRR 105 in a dangerous manner, causing the death of Stephon Bascom.

He was represented by Attorney-at-law Mark Waldron in association with Roger Yearwood.  The Lawyer said the father of the deceased, Charles Bascom and the defendant entered into a written agreement to the effect that he will not proceed with the mater. This document was shown to the Chief Magistrate.

However, Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the court that the duo are not in a position to make that decision and requested that the file should be forward to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further advice.

According to the allegations, at around 19:45hrs the defendant was driving motor car PRR 105 proceeding West and Bascom was heading North along Agricola when the defendant failed to adhere to the traffic light and collided with Bascom.

The accused was ordered to lodge his passport and the case was transferred to Providence Magistrates’ Court for March 7.

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