Senior Cop granted bail for causing death of elderly cyclist


Deputy Superintendent, Patrick Todd was on Tuesday released on $250,000 for causing the death of pedal cyclist, 64-year-old Conrad Alleyne, who was struck off his bicycle at the Boerasirie Bridge, West Coast Demerara on September 12.

Todd, 53 was hauled before Magistrate Rushelle Liverpool at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court and pleaded not guilty to the charges of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

It is alleged that on September 12, 2018, on the Boerasirie Public Road, Todd drove motor car PTT992 in a dangerous manner to the public and caused the death of Alleyne.

The cop, who is stationed in ‘D’ Division was also charged with driving his mother car while he was under the influence of alcohol and he breath alcohol level was 0.70 micrograms.

His lawyers, Dexter Todd and Gordon Gilhuys, in their bail application, told the court that the senior cop is a father of four children with a baby on the way.

The Prosecutor did not object to bail and the Magistrate released the Deputy Superintendent on $200,000 for causing death and $50,000 for driving under the influence.

The case will call again on November 12. At the time of the accident, the senior cop was on annual vacation leave and is slated to return to work early next year.

Deputy Superintendent Patrick Todd. [Photo taken from Guyana Chronicle website]

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