A minibus driver appeared before Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Thirty – four – year old Paran Persaud of Cummings Lodge Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 24 on the Houston Public Road East Bank Demerara he drove Minibus BKK 1948 in a dangerous manner and caused the death of Ellen Jones.
Attorney – at – law Gordon Gilhuys represented the accused and while making an application for reasonable bail told the court that after the incident his client was placed on $100,000 station bail and he has been reporting to the police station.
The Attorney also noted that the accused was told that he needs to be in court today which he did, proving that his client is not a flight risk.
Police prosecutor Seon Blackman objected to bail based on the seriousness and prevalence of the offence. However, his objections were overruled by the Magistrate who granted Persaud bail in the sum of $250,000. Paran Persaud will make his next court appearance onSeptember 5. [Royan Abrams]