Driver, 24, on $1M bail for fatal Enmore accident


A 24-year-old painter was on Monday placed on just over $1M bail after he was charged in relation to the accident which claimed the life of Samantha Moffatt.

Apart from causing death by dangerous driving, Devon Brutus was also charged for being an unlicensed driver and breach of insurance.

Brutus, who hails from Middle Walk Buxton, East Coast Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.

Police Headquarters revealed that he pleaded not guilty to all three charge.

Bail was grant in the sum of $1,050,000 and the matter was adjourned to April 11 for report and fixture.

The accident occurred around 05:00hrs last Wednesday on the Enmore Public Road, ECD.

Moffatt, 41, a vendor of Haslington New Scheme ECD, was flung from a car after it careened off the road into a nearby trench.

Brutus escaped after he was transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital with injuries. He was subsequently arrested.

A Police report had noted that motorcar, PZZ 7712 was proceeding east along the road at a fast rate when Brutus lost control and ended up in a trench on the southern side.

“As a result, the female occupant (Moffatt), who was seated in the front passenger seat, was flung out of the car and into the trench, where she received injuries about her body,” the Police had noted.

1 Comment
  1. Derk says

    This is indeed a tragic and senseless lose of a life again on the roads in Guyana and my thoughts go out to the friends and family of the beautiful woman.
    I do fervently believe that accidents just don’t happen they are caused . This vehicle was driven by an unlicensed driver who has now created problems for himself ,his family and the other family.
    I hope others would reflect on this incident , learn from it and prevent these from happening in the future.

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