Senior Cop Todd charged with death of elderly man

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Deputy Superintendent Patrick Todd has been charged with the death of pedal cyclist, 64-year-old Conrad Allen, who was struck off his bicycle at the Boerasirie Bridge, West Coast Demerara on September 12.

Police Headquarters said that the senior cop was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

He is slated to appear at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday to answer to the charges.

Police had reported that the cop, who is stationed in ‘D’ Division, was driving motorcar PTT 992 heading east along the northern side of the Boerasirie Bridge, when he felt an impact.

Upon investigating, the officer saw the pedal cyclist lying on the bridge with injuries about his body, police headquarters said in a statement.

The elderly man, who resided at Hague, WCD, was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital in a semi-conscious condition, treated and referred to the Georgetown Hospital but succumbed on his way.

A breathalyzer test conducted on the officer found that he was above the legal limit.

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