The Trinidadian who allegedly drove his vehicle in a dangerous manner causing the death of a Guyanese pedal cyclist was made to answer to the related charge when he appeared at the Weldaad Magistrate’s Courts.
Tarron Alexander, 28, who presently resides at Lot 188 BB Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD), made his appearance before Magistrate Alex Moore.
He denied that on July 24 at Lovely Lass Public Road, West Coast Berbice, he drove vehicle GPP 4166 thereby causing the death of Keifer Campbell.
His attorney, Bernard Da Silva made a successful bail application, explaining to the Court that his client has never been convicted of any crime in the past.
However, Police Prosecutor Racquel Mars objected to this and revealed that the offence was a serious one. She also reminded the Court that the defendant was not Guyanese and as such, was a flight risk.
Magistrate Moore granted bail to the defendant in the sum of $200,000 on the condition that he must lodge his passport and report to the Providence Police Station weekly.
The matter was adjourned until August 17.
Reports are on the day of the accident Campbell was proceeding west along the Lovely Lass Public Road when he was struck by the motor pick-up with registration number GPP 4166, driven by Alexander.
Campbell was picked up and rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital in an unconscious state. However, he was later transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
A breathalyser test conducted on the detained driver revealed that there was no trace of alcohol in his blood.