[www.inewsguyana.com] – A minibus driver charged with the offence of dangerous driving has been remanded to prison by Magistrate Ann McLennan on Wednesday, July 29.
Orlando King of Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on Sunday, July 26 at Camp and New Market Street, Georgetown, he drove minibus BSS 4305 in a manner dangerous to the public, causing the death of Wilbert Andrew Anthony.
His lawyer, Glenn Hanoman told the court that King has been a driver for eight years and has no prior or pending matters before the court.
Meanwhile, Police prosecutor Dinero Jones successfully opposed to bail on the grounds of the gravity and penalty of the charge. The prosecutor related to the court that on the day in question King was driving the vehicle at a fast rate of speed, when he collided with the victim who was pitched several feet away.
He further noted that the defendant collided with several other government properties, causing them to be damaged. Bail was refused and the matter was transferred before Magistrate Fabayo Azore for August 10.