QUASON Butters, who allegedly fell asleep while driving and caused the death of a woman, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, and was granted $150,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
Butters pleaded not guilty to the causing death by dangerous driving charge when it was read to him.
The charge states that Butters, on December 15, 2020, on the McDoom Public Road, East Bank Demerara, drove motor car PTT 4166, in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Ameena Sooklall.
It is alleged that on the day in question, at about 22:45 hours, Butters was driving at a fast rate of speed along the western carriageway of McDoom Public Road with Sooklall seated in the front passenger seat of the car. While in the vicinity of the Shell Gas Station, Butters unexpectedly dozed off and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle came to a sudden halt when it collided into the concrete median, situated in the centre of the road, separating the two carriageways. Sooklall received injuries about her body and was pronounced dead at the scene. The matter was reported and an investigation was launched. As a result Butters was charged for the offence.
The matter was adjourned to March 23, 2021 and transferred to Court Five.