Intoxicated Cop charged for death of motorcyclist

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A Police Constable was Monday morning charged for causing the death of Akeem Anthony, who was killed during an accident along the Nelson Mandela Public Road in September.

Ryan Persaud, 23, who is attached to the Police Impact Base at the Brickdam Police Station, appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

It is alleged that on September 1, 2018, at Nelson Mandela Public Road, the cop drove the Guyana Police Force minibus PVV 4652 in a dangerous manner to the public which resulted in the death of the civilian.

Persaud was released on $250,000 bail and the matter is adjourned until October 12, 2018 for statements.

On September 6, 2018, Persaud appeared before Magistrate Marissa Mittelholzer and pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. It is alleged that his breath alcohol level was 91 micrograms while the legal limit is 35 micrograms. Persaud was released on $25,000 bail for that charge.

Anthony was killed when the cop struck him off his motorcycle at around 23:40hrs in the vicinity of Back Circle, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

Police headquarters had stated the Policeman was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of Mandela Avenue while Anthony was riding in the opposite direction on motorcycle CJ 511.

Reports are that Anthony turned north into the path of the minibus in an attempt to cross into Back Circle Street but because of the short distance, the bus collided with the motorcycle.

As a result of the impact, Anthony fell onto the roadway and sustained injuries about his body; he was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital in an unconscious state where he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention.

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