Rice Farmer charged with road death

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A 48-year-old Rice Farmer, Tarachandra Persaud, called `Doce’ or `Dos’ of Republic Park, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday to answer to the charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

It is alleged that Persaud on June 01, 2017 at Eccles Public Road, East Bank Demerara, drove PVV 6494 in a dangerous manner causing the death of Junior Lakeram.

Persaud denied the charge when it was read to him while his lawyer, George Thomas made an application for reasonable bail.

Police Prosecutor, Arwin Moore made no objection and Persaud was released on $300,000 bail. The matter is adjourned to September 18, 2017.

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