After taking over a month to charge one of their very own, a drunk-driving senior police rank who had allegedly caused the death of a pedal cyclist, was today hauled before a West Demerara Magistrate by his fellow policemen this morning.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Patrick Todd appeared before Magistrate Rushell Liverpool at the Leonora Magistrates Court, where a Causing Death by Dangerous Driving charge was read to him.
The officer, who attended court in civilian clothing, appeared remorseful as elements of the charge were being read.
It is alleged that on September 12, 2018 on the Boerasirie Public Road, East Bank Essequibo he drove motor car PTT 992 in a dangerous manner to the public resulting in the death of 64-year-old pedal cyclist, Conrad Alleyne of Hague, West Coast Demerara.
Back then, the senior policing rank told the police the night of the incident, that while driving he suddenly felt an impact, and upon investigating, she aw Alleyne lying injured on the bridge in an unconscious state.
Todd was also slapped with an additional charge which stated that on the same day of the accident, he drove motor car PRR 992, while being over the legal limit of alcohol consumption. His alcohol level was said to be at 0.70 micrograms.
Representing the interest of Todd was Attorney-at-law Dexter Todd who made an application for reasonable bail. He stated that while the offences were serious in nature, it was also rather unfortunate. He added that his client is the father of four and is expecting another child soon.
After listening to the lawyer’s submission, the Magistrate released Todd on $200,000 bail and adjourned the matter to November 12.