THE DRIVER of the car that struck and killed mother of four Denyse Seepersad-Joseph on Independence Day is expected to appear in court today charged with drunk driving.
The 44-year-old man from Palmyra who remained in police custody yesterday is expected to face the Traffic Court where the charge, alleging that he consumed so much alcohol that he exceeded the legal limit, will be read.
He will then be called upon to enter a plea.
On Saturday night, Seepersad-Joseph, 39, of New Grant went to visit relatives and, while taking her four-year-old daughter, Abigail, out of her car, the homemaker was hit by a yellow Nissan Laurel.
Seepersad-Joseph died at the scene.
Her children Jason, 13; Charissa, nine; Anna, six and Abigail witnessed her death.
Seepersad-Joseph threw Abigail from her arms at the moment of impact and the child escaped with minor injuries.
Police said the man later walked into the San Fernando Police Station and told them that he “knocked down something.”
Breathalyser tests were conducted and he failed, registering readings over the 35 microgrammes legal limit, police said.
Police are also pursuing a death by dangerous driving investigation.