Firewoman on $100k bail for drunk driving accident that killed baby girl
Chandani Mohabir, a 28-year-old member of the Guyana Fire Service, was on Friday slapped with a drunk driving charge following an accident on December 23, 2022, that claimed the life of two-year-old Jasmine Ross of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam.
Mohabir of East Canefield, East Canje, Berbice, appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court where she pleaded not guilty to the offence of driving a motor vehicle while above the prescribed alcohol limit.
She was placed on $100,000 bail and ordered to lodge her passport at the court. The News Room understands that Mohabir is expected to be charged with more offences as the Police are awaiting further legal advice.
Mohabir, who is attached to the New Amsterdam Fire Station, was intoxicated and speeding when she lost control along the Cumberland Public Road and collided with the motorcycle which had the two-year-old as the pillion rider.
According to reports, the firewoman was driving PGG-278 north along the western lane when the vehicle skidded onto the eastern lane.
The motorcyclist, Marley Ross, was proceeding south along the eastern lane at a normal rate of speed.
Because of the extent of the impact, Ross and his two-year-old daughter were flung into the air and landed onto the eastern parapet where they both received injuries.
The car then skidded onto the eastern grass parapet and crashed into a bridge before coming to an abrupt halt inside a fence.
The accident, which occurred at about 15:00hrs, resulted in other injuries. Shaniya McLeod, 8; Shavine Laundry, 10; and Javeer Blair, 5 (all occupants of the car).
A Breathalyzer test conducted on Mohabir revealed a blood alcohol level of .45 micrograms- an amount significantly above the legal limit.