$1M bail for businessman charged with causing road death

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Mohammed Rahaman

A THIRTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD businessman of Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara was granted $1M bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving and refusing to take a breathalyzer test by the police. Mohammed Rahaman of Lot 10 Small Street, Pouderoyen, pleaded not guilty to the charges on Wednesday. It is alleged that on July 28 he drove motorcar PSS 4430 in a dangerous manner on the Houston, East Bank Demerara public road, causing the death of 21-year-old Lisa Khan.
Rahaman was also charged with refusing to subject himself to a breathalyzer test while being fully aware that he had alcohol in his system. He was represented by attorney Satesh Kissoon, who told the court that his client was driving on the eastern carriage way along the Houston Public Road, which was filled with heavy traffic at the time.
According to Kissoon, Khan was crossing the road when she was hit by another car and landed on the bonnet of his client’s car. The lawyer said that Rahaman assisted the dead woman’s family with the hospital and funeral expenses.
Magistrate Latchman granted the businessman $1M bail for the offence of dangerous driving and $20,000 bail for the offence of refusing to take a breathalyzer test. He is expected to return to court on August 17.
According to reports, on the day in question Khan was walking along the road around 20:00hrs when a heavily tinted motor car struck her down. She was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where she was pronounced dead.