Truck Driver refused bail for allegedly causing policeman’s death

David Persaud
David Persaud
David Persaud

[] – A 25-year-old truck driver was on Wednesday, July 08 refused bail by Magistrate Ann McLennan on a cause of death by dangerous driving charge.

David Persaud of First Hill, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on July 6 on Plantation Public Road, East Bank Demerara, he drove motor lorry GLL 8197 in a manner dangerous to the public.

His reported recklessness resulted in the death of police constable, Edison Silvanus Williams. Persaud was represented by Attorney-at-Law Mr. Glenn Hanoman, who requested that his client be granted bail after informing the Court that Persaud posed no flight risk and does not have any prior convictions.

However, Police Prosecutor Denero Jones objected to bail, citing the nature and gravity of the offence.

The Prosecutor informed the Court that on the day in question, Persaud was proceeding in a fast rate of speed when collided with the Policeman and pinned him under the truck he was driving. Jones said that the policeman died as a result of a crushed head and chest.

He was remanded to prison and the matter was adjourned to July 22.



  1. If it had been one of ur family member and the driver was placed on bail u would have gone to the media and said u aint get justice because police take a bribe he’s a human being or is it because he’s black ?and yes he was on duty

  2. Why should he be placed on bail??? its time to make these people accountable for their actions. It shouldn’t matter whose life was lost. Too often persons are killed because of irresponsible driving then the perpetrators are placed on bail and eventually freed. Fact is he drove in a dangerous manner…he should face the consequences!!

  3. Why is it that everytime someone is killed by a vehicle the driver is always presumed guilty locked up and everything under the sun.
    Was the police moon shining for Hits n Jams or was he on active duty in plain clothes.
    Look while i mourn the guy’s death i mean no disrespect to the family.
    This is always the case, soemthing is wrong here. The man was even refused bail because a policeman was involved.
    This is not right and the police needs to have the guy placed on bail.


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