Gary Best to be charged for Jude Bentley’s death

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Former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force Rear Admiral (rtd), Gary Best will be charged for the death of national cyclist Jude Bentley.

The News Room understands that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) advised the Police that charges be laid against Mr Best.

When contacted, Regional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Edgar Thomas said efforts were being made to contact Mr Best and “action will be taken within the next 48hours.”

The file into the investigation was returned to the Police Thursday morning.  The 41-year-old national cyclist was killed on the Rupert Craig Highway on February 8 while training when he was struck down by a Land Cruiser driven by Best.

Best was initially taken into custody but was released on $100,000 station bail. He was found to be way above the alcohol limit at the time of the accident.

Two weeks after his death, Bentley’s friends and family picketed outside the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and called for charges to be laid against Best.

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