Superintendent walks free in death of elderly cyclist
Interdicted Deputy Superintendent Patrick Todd walked out of the Leonora Magistrate’s Court a free man Tuesday after Magistrate Zamilla Ally- Seepaul upheld a no-case submission and discharged the offence of causing death by dangerous driving against him.
Superintendent Todd was on trial for causing the death of 64-year-old pedal cyclist Conrad Alleyne who was struck off his bicycle at the Boerasirie Bridge, West Coast Demerara on September 12, 2018 by motorcar PTT 992.
The cop, who was stationed in ‘D’ Division, was also charged with driving his motorcar while he was under the influence of alcohol; his breath alcohol level was 0.70 micrograms.
This charge was struck out by the Magistrate after the prosecution failed to prove its case.
The lawyer made the no-case submission on the grounds that the prosecution failed to prove key elements in the case.
During his first court appearance, Patrick Todd was released on a total of $250,000 bail.
Reports are that the accident occurred at around 19:20hrs and that Todd’s vehicle was proceeding east along the northern side of the bridge.
Todd had told the Police that he felt an impact, and upon investigating, saw Alleyne lying injured on the bridge.
The man was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital in a semi-conscious state, treated and referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, but died on his way there.