Driver in Mahaica fatal accident gets $275k bail


The 21-year-old driver involved in the fatal accident at Hand-en-Veldt, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Monday last, was granted $275,000 bail when he appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Saif Arjune of Green Field, ECD was charged with causing death by dangerous driving when he made his appearance before Magistrate Fabayo Azore. The accident claimed the life of 44-year-old Shaziah Hoosain, also of Green Field.

Arjune pleaded not guilty to the charge and will make his next court appearance on June 30, 2022.

According to the police report, Hoosain was one of four occupants in motorcar PJJ 485 when it lost control and crashed into a culvert.

The car was being driven Arjune who police say was reportedly speeding.

A breathalyser test showed his alcohol level to be .186 per cent and .183 per cent.

Arjune was proceeding east along the road at about 00:15hrs when he lost control. Arjune was injured along with two other occupants who were identified as 19-year-old Arfeen Arjune and a 16-year-old boy.

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