Pedal cyclist struck by intoxicated GDF rank still unconscious

first_img“C” Division Commander, Calvin BrutusFifty-seven-year-old pedal cyclist Ramlackhan who was struck down by an intoxicated Corporal attached to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) recently underwent surgery at the Georgetown Public Hospital, but has not regained consciousness.This was confirmed by C Division (East Coast Demerara) Commander Calvin Brutus on Monday when he related that at presently, the Police were awaiting the return of a file from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) so that charges can be laid.“Dangerous driving is subject to the individual. So, we have already started the preliminary work in relation to the advice for the Driving Under the Influence (DUI). But not the accident in general … given the present state of the victim,” he related.On May 25, Ramlackhan was struck down along the Vryheid’s Lust Railway Embankment Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD) by motor car PRR 7815 allegedly being driven by the soldier. The severely injured man is said to hail from Lot 346 Martyrs’ Ville, Mon Repos, ECD.At the time of the accident, Ramlackhan was towing another friend, who is reportedly from 6th Street, Success, ECD. His friend suffered minor injuries.Reports are that, on the day in question, the duo were riding along the roadway when they were knocked off the bicycle by the vehicle being driven by the GDF rank, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol.Ramlackhan was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted a patient.A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of the vehicle, and it was discovered that his alcohol intake was above the legal limit. Investigations into the matter continue, as Ramlackhan remains in a coma at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Commander Brutus had previously explained that the soldier who was allegedly driving the car involved in the accident was released into the custody of the Army.“The Joint Services Protocol dictates that we hand him over to his superiors pending the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). With regard to Police having custody of Joint Services ranks, it is dependent on the category of crime. For instance, if it is murder or so, they will stay in our (GPF) custody. If it is a lesser category, we hand them over to their respective agency and they will take responsibility to bring them back whenever is needed; or if advice is to charge, they will make them available and bring them so,” he had recently stated.last_img read more

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