DAYS after 51-year-old Stephen Bishop was struck down and killed by a motor car while crossing the Providence Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), a 34-year-old man was, on Wednesday, arraigned at the Diamond/Grove Magistrate’s Court.
Shivendra Ramraj, of Herstelling New Housing Scheme, EBD, appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied that on July 25, he drove motorcar, PZZ 1621, in a dangerous manner which resulted in the death of Bishop, of North East La Penitence, Georgetown.
He also denied that he drove his motor car on the day in question while he was under the influence of alcohol.
The accused was represented by attorney-at-law, Bernard DaSilva, who made an application for bail. Magistrate Latchman later granted Ramraj bail in the sum of $1M for the causing death charge and $10,000 bail for the drunk driving charge. The case stands adjourned until August 20. According to reports, on the day in question around 18:00hrs, Bishop was struck down by a vehicle that was being driven by Ramraj. The injured man was picked up in an unconscious condition and placed into the said motorcar and taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival. When arrested, Ramraj allegedly told police that he was heading south along the eastern carriageway of the road when Bishop ran from east to west and ended up in the path of his vehicle. A breathalyzer test conducted on Ramraj reportedly showed that his alcohol level was above the legal limit.