2 years jail for drunk driver who killed cyclist

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A 44-year-old minibus driver was sentenced to two years jail on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, for causing the death of a 66 – year old man while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Seekumar Singh of Soesdyke Back Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was found guilty of the charge by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, at the end of the trial.

The charge read that on September 19, 2017, at Herstelling, EBD, Singh drove minibus, BLL 4749 in a manner dangerous to the public and caused the death of Basil Rambarran, a labourer.

According to reports, the bus driver was proceeding south along Herstelling Public Road around 16:45hrs when Rambarran, who was on a bicycle, allegedly rode across the road from west to east and collided with the front of the vehicle.

As a result of the impact, the cyclist fell on the road surface and was rushed to the Diamond Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The alcohol level of Singh was tested and found to be exceedingly above the legal limit.

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