Driver in Liliendaal accident placed on $20,000 bail


Written by Leroy Smith

27-year-old Tecona Welcome, the female intoxicated driver who was responsible for an accident on Saturday night (June 24, 2017), causing the death of one person and injuries to several others, has been placed on $20,000 bail.

The News Room was informed that the woman appeared in court earlier this week where she was charged and placed on bail for driving under the influence.

Welcome’s alcohol consumption level was 47 micrograms on the night of the accident; that is 12 micrograms more than she is allowed to have while driving.

Based on advice received, she was not charged for causing death by dangerous driving because of her present condition and the fact that the other persons who suffered as a result of the accident are still warded at a city hospital.

The police were allegedly advised against taking statements from the injured persons as they are not in a position to give same, given the medications which are being administered to them.

36-year-old Debra Pompey of 473 Bell West Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara (W.B.D.) was killed in Saturday’s night accident.

The injured persons were listed as Rodlyn Grace, 20,of 24 Blyzeight Gardens, Shameica Martin, 18,of 84 Sideline Dam,Beterverwagting ECD, Tenisha Hubbert,26 of 473 Belle West H/S, Canal No. 2, Polder, WBD and Saskiya Boyer, 30,of 228 Lodge, Georgetown

The accident occurred after the driver, lost control of the vehicle she was driving, slammed into the rail of a bridge and collided with persons who were standing on the roadway at the Liliendaal Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara (E.C.D).

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