Former Policeman Ravinand Bissessar, who was accused of causing the death of 10-year-old Davin Sealey by way of dangerous driving on May 15, 2016, was freed of the charge at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.Cop freed of causing death chargeThe charge was dismissed by a West Demerara Magistrate on November 16 owing to insufficient evidence presented by the prosecution. Police, however, noted that Bissessar pleaded guilty to a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol charge.Police reports stated that on the day in question, Bissessar, who had been attached to the Wales Police Station, was attempting to negotiate a turn at Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara, when he lost control of his PLL 222 motor car and slammed into a parked car, before hitting the lad. It was further reported that the 28-year-old Policeman’s car had only come to a halt after it crashed into a utility pole.Police had also contended that Bissessar, who had driven his motor car in an intoxicated state, had allegedly struck down the 10-year-old, who was riding a bicycle along the roadway, resulting in the child’s death. According to Police, Bissessar’s breathalyser test showed 0.66 micrograms of alcohol in his system, which is above the legal limit. It was reported last year that the lad was on his way to meet his father at the time of the accident. A post-mortem examination had revealed that the young Sealey died as a result of multiple injuries to the body.
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Sunday it has entered an agreement with the university, located about 15 minutes from the Olympics’ athletes village. The U.S. team and staff will be provided with housing, training and restaurant facilities for about 400 Olympians. The games will be from Aug. 8-24. The USOC had a similar site for U.S. athletes in Athens for the 2004 Games at the American University of Greece. Forsberg’s Flyers future uncertain PHILADELPHIA – Peter Forsberg’s future with the Philadelphia Flyers remains uncertain, even after a meeting Sunday with team chairman Ed Snider. Forsberg and Snider agreed to meet again to discuss the team captain’s future with the franchise. Forsberg has been bothered by lingering foot and skate issues that cost him considerable time this season. That has led to speculation the Flyers could shop him around before the Feb. 27 trade deadline. He is playing out the final months of a two-year, $11.5 million contract. Notable TENNIS: Nadia Petrova came back from a set down to beat Lucie Safarova 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 and win the Gaz de France in Paris. It was the Russian’s seventh title and first since beating Tatiana Golovin at Stuttgart, Germany, in October 2006 … The start of the Ericsson International, already hurt by the withdrawal of Serena Williams, was delayed a day in Bangalore, India because of a planned strike in the area aimed at shutting down public services and private businesses. LACROSSE: Jimmy Regan, a former member of the Duke lacrosse team who joined the U.S. Army Rangers, was killed in Iraq, the university said Sunday. He was 26. WINTER SPORTS: Lindsey Kildow won a silver medal behind Anja Paerson in a downhill race in Are, Sweden. Paerson became the first skier to win world championship titles in all five disciplines. The men’s race produced another Scandinavian winner, with Aksel Lund Svindal becoming the first Norwegian to win a world downhill. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Meyer, a four-time Pearl Open champion, collected the first-place check of $12,000 because Fujikawa is an amateur. Japanese professionals Azuma Yano and Yoshinobu Tsukada tied for third at 8-under. 42 people injured at German match HONOLULU – A month after becoming the youngest player in 50 years to make a PGA Tour cut, 16-year-old Tadd Fujikawa shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday to win the Hawaii Pearl Open at Oahu’s Pearl Country Club. Fujikawa birdied two of the final three holes to finish the 54-hole tournament at 11-under 205. Hawaii professional Greg Meyer (67) was second. LEIPZIG, Germany – A state politician demanded a crackdown Sunday after 42 people were injured when police and security officers clashed with 800 hooligans following a soccer match. The fans of FC Lokomotive Leipzig attacked 300 police officers after FC Erzgebirge Aue II beat their team 3-0 on Saturday. Police said 36 officers and six fans were injured, while 21 police vehicles were vandalized. Germany has seen a surge in stadium violence since hosting the largely peaceful World Cup. Several of the worst incidents, including the one on Saturday, have occurred in the state of Saxony, located in the economically depressed East Germany. USOC opens Beijing center COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – American athletes will prepare for the 2008 Beijing Olympics at a headquarters located at the Beijing Normal University.