An Assistant Superintendent of Police struck down and killed an elderly woman and he has since been relieved of his duties, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement.
A breathalyzer test conducted by Traffic Chief Dion Moore, according to that law enforcement agency, has cleared the senior police of driving under the influence of alcohol.
“A breathalyzer test was conducted on the Officer by the Traffic Chief himself and no trace of blood alcohol was recorded ” the force said.
Following is the full text of the statement:
Traffic Chief is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal accident of an elderly female pedestrian which occurred about 11:30 h today, on the Vreed-en-Hoop Public Road, W.C.D, involving Motor Car PRR4446 owned and driven by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, stationed on the West Demerara and who has since been relieved of his duties.
Enquiries revealed that the car was proceeding west on the southern driveway and the pedestrian, 65 years old Anmanie Deonarine of Vreed-en-Hoop, W.C.D was walking east along the said southern side of the road, when it was alleged that the car veered further south and struck down the pedestrian who was picked up and rush to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where she succumbed whilst receiving treatment.
A breathalyzer test was conducted on the Officer by the Traffic Chief himself and no trace of blood alcohol was recorded