Police rank slapped with DUI charge

first_imgMandela Avenue fatal accidentPolice Constable Ryan Persaud, implicated in the fatal accident of Akemo Anthony Bristol which occurred on September 1 at Mandela Avenue in Georgetown, appeared on Thursday before Georgetown Magistrate Marissa Mittelholzer on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, and was placed on $25,000 bail.Represented by Attorney-at-Law Eusi Anderson, the 23-year-old Police rank denied the charge, which alleges that on the day in question, he drove Guyana Police Force minibus PVV 4652 while his blood alcohol level was over the legally allowed limit.Persaud’s defence attorney made application for bail to be granted in a reasonableDead: Akemo Bristolamount, and Magistrate Mittelholzer, in placing Persaud on $25,000 bail, ordered that he lodge all his travel documents with the court, and return for trial on October 11, 2018.Even though Persaud is not yet facing a causing death charge, he is likely, in the coming days, to be arraigned in court in this regard, since the matter is still being investigated.RecapOn Saturday, September 1st, at about 23:40h, twenty-three-year-old Akemo Anthony Bristol of Lot 338 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown was allegedly struck down and killed by Police minibus PVV 4652, being driven at the time by Police Constable Ryan Persaud.Persaud has been accused of speeding, and more so, of being under the influence of alcohol at time of the accident.He reportedly attempted to escape the scene following the incident.This publication previously reported that the Police Constable and Bristol were both travelling along Mandela Avenue when the collision occurred.The impact reportedly flung Bristol into a nearby gutter while his mangled motorcycle ended up under the minibus.Extracted from the gutter with visible injuries about his body, Bristol was rushed to the GPHC, where he subsequently died while receiving medical attention.He leaves to mourn his four-year-old son, parents and siblings.last_img read more

Champions League club ready offer for Newcastle star Wijnaldum

first_img Georginio Wijnaldum netted 11 times last season for Newcastle Roma are ready to step up their interest in Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.Despite only joining last summer for £14.5m from PSV Eindhoven, the 25-year-old is likely to leave St. James’ Park this summer after the club was relegated to the Championship.As talkSPORT told you on Monday, Roma are interested in the Dutchman and believe he can be lured to Italy.?And now, according to Leggo, the Italian club are ready to make their move for Wijnaldum after selling Miralem Pjanic.The Bosnian has joined Juventus for over £20m and Roma are to reinvest the money on two new midfielders.The first of those is expected to be Real Madrid star Mateo Kovacic, while they are also looking to tie up a deal for Wijnaldum. 1last_img read more