Police investigators have arrested a young driver who was found to be drunk when he slammed into a cyclist, killing the man instantly.
According to a Police statement, “the alcohol level of a private motor car driver who was involved in a fatal accident at Pouderoyen, West Coast Demerara, was found to be exceedingly above the legal limit.”
The accident occurred around 5:15 this morning when motor car PMM 1895 being driven by the 37 year old, resident of La Parfaite Harmonie, was proceeding south on the Pouderoyen, Public Road when he lost control and collided with pedal cyclist Keith Redmond of Bagotville, West Bank Demerara.
The car driver was reportedly going at a fast rate when he hit down the sixty-year-old cyclist and ended up off the road.
The pedal cyclist was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The body is at the Hospital’s Mortuary awaiting post-mortem examination.
The driver is in custody assisting in this investigation.