One month after an accident claimed the life of a motorcyclist, the Policeman who was behind the wheels of a Police Force mini-bus that slammed into the youth, has been charged for causing death by dangerous driving.
Police Constable, Ryan Persaud, was back in Court this morning where the charge was read against him.
The charge sheet stated that on September 1, 2018 while operating mini-bus PVV-4652 on Mandela Avenue, Persaud drove the bus in a dangerous manner and allegedly slammed into motorcyclist, Akeemo Anthony.
The young motorcyclist was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, while a breathalyzer test conducted on the Policeman found that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Policeman was initially charged for drunk driving and released on $25,000 bail on that charge, while investigations continued.
Those investigations resulted in the additional charge that he is now facing. In Court today, the cop was granted bail in the sum of $250,000 and ordered to return to Court on October 12 for the continuation of the case.
The Policeman had first claimed that the young man suddenly turned in front of the vehicle he was driving and that caused the collision. However, other witnesses disputed that report and claimed that the bus was speeding at the time of the crash.
They also believe that the heavily tinted front windscreen of the mini-bus might have made it difficult for the driver to see clearly on the roadway on the night of the crash.