ASP among three to be charged for recent fatal accidents


By Leroy Smith

The Director of Public Prosecution has recommended charges for three drivers who were recently involved in fatal accidents including an Assistant Superintendent of Police.

Assistant Superintendent, Jermaine Grant who was stationed in the Police ‘D’ Division as the divisional detective will be charged by the police for ‘causing death by dangerous driving’ as advised by the police.

Today Traffic Chief, Dion Moore confirmed that the file has reached his desk with the advice from the DPP.

Grant on September 30, 2016, struck down 65-year-old Annmarie Deonarine of Lot 144 Vreed-en-Hoop, New Road, West Coast Demerara causing her death.

The woman was reportedly walking along the roadway when the vehicle driven by Grant veered off the road causing the death of the woman.

Additionally, the 19-year-old driver of motor vehicle GPP 3500 and the driver of Motor car PMM 1426 which collided with a motor car at the corner of Garnette and Sheriff Streets, Georgetown on September 10, 2016, causing the death of 4 years old Ambeka Providence of Newtown Kitty will be charged with dangerous driving.

The News Room was told that following additional details which were sought by the DPP chambers, she has also recommended a charge of Driving under the influence for the 19-year-old.

In October the grandmother of the dead four-year-old child had approached the News Room complaining that she was having a hard time coping with the death of her granddaughter as no charges were forthcoming in the matter. She also accused a certain police rank of attempting to suppress the facts of what really happened that night.

According to the Guyana Police Force at the time of the accident, Motorcar PMM 1426 which was proceeding south on Sheriff Street, stopped at the centre of the junction of Garnette and Sheriff Streets and in the process of turning west, motor vehicle GPP 3500 which was proceeding north collided with the left of the car.

The impact caused 4 years old Providence who was in the back seat of the car with her relatives; Abiola Trotman and Cheryl Williams, to be flung through the window and onto the roadway. She was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Trotman and Williams received several injuries.

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