[www.inewsguyana.com] – 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.