Deputy Superintendent of Police, 53-year-old,Patrick Todd was this morning charged with causing the death of a 64-year-old pedal cyclist by his alleged dangerous driving.
Mr. Todd, appeared at the Leonora Magistrates’ Court a day after the Director of Public Prosecutions offered advice that he be charged for the man’s death.
With Attorneys, Dexter Todd and Gordon Gilhuys at his side, the senior Police officer appeared before Magistrate Liverpool at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court and pleaded not guilty to the charges of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.
It is alleged that on September 12, 2018 on the Boerasirie Public Road, East Bank Essequibo, Todd drove motor car PTT 992 in a dangerous manner and caused the death of Conrad Alleyne of Hague. The elderly man was riding his bicycle across a bridge when he was hit down. He later died at a hospital.
It was further alleged that on the day in question, the senior cop was under the influence of alcohol while operating the motorcar.
The court heard that a breathalyzer test was done and he was found to be over the legal alcohol limit by more than 35 mircograms.
An application was made for reasonable bail and the man’s Attorneys told the Court that the incident which claimed the life of an elderly man, was very unfortunate.
Attorney Todd added that the accused is the father of four children and is expecting another child soon.
The Magistrate granted bail in the sum of $250,000 and adjourned the matter until November 12.