Cop freed of causing death charge

first_imgFormer 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.last_img read more