Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on November 28, 2019, granted $700,000 bail to a 34-year-old corperate secretary who was charged for causing the death of a policeman.

Towanda Clarke of Norton and Haley Street, Workmanville, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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Particulars of the charge stated that on November 25, 2019, at Brickdam and Chalmers Place, she drove motorcar PMM 2528 in a manner dangerous to the public, causing the death of Carl Roach.

Attorney-at-law Dexter Todd, who represented Clarke in this matter, asked the court for reasonable bail be granted to his client.

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Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers objected to bail being grant to Clarke based on the nature of the offence and stated that a life was lost as a result of the accident.

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Jeffers also told the court that, on the day in question around 00:30 hours Clarke was the driver of the said motor car and was proceeding east along Brickdam Public Road and as she approached Chalmers Place, collided with Roach.

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Jeffers added that Clarke turned south without stopping and collided with motorcycle CH 9436 ; the rider was flung 150 ft from the impact and received multiple injuries. He was later pronounced dead on the scene.

Magistrate McLennan released Clarke on $700,000 bail and ordered her to report to Alberttown Police Station every Friday until the matter is completed. The matter was adjourned until December 16, 2019.

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