A senior police officer who allegedly killed a cyclist whilst driving his motor vehicle under the influence has been placed under close arrest. Dead is Conrad Alleyne age 64 of 33 Hague, West Coast Demerara.
The fatal accident occurred about 19:20hrs on Wednesday, on the Boerasirie Bridge, West Coast Demerara, involving motorcar PTT 992 driven by a Deputy Superintendent of Police who is stationed in ‘D’ Division.
Initial enquiries from the driver revealed that as he was proceeding east along the northern side of the bridge, he suddenly felt an impact and upon investigating saw the cyclist lying on the bridge with injuries about his body.
He was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital in a semi-conscious condition, treated and referred to the GPHC, but succumbed on his way. The body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home, awaiting a post-mortem examination.
An investigation has since been launched by a Senior Officer who visited the scene and also conducted a breathalyzer test on the Officer, who was found to be above the legal limit.