Thursday, December 14, 2017

Police officer to appear in court

A police officer with 20 years’ service is expected to appear before a Tunapuna magistrate today on three charges, including causing death by dangerous driving. St Joseph police arrested the officer last week, days after he was allegedly involved in a hit and run accident which resulted in the death of 65-year-old retired TSTT driver, Ralph Abraham.

Around 8 p.m. on Sunday August 17, Abraham was returning to his home at Agostini Street in St Joseph when he was struck while attempting to cross the Priority Bus Route. He died instantly.

The driver of the vehicle which hit him did not stop, but eyewitnesses were able to get the make and model of the car. The officer was arrested while on duty at Santa Cruz Police Station last week.

Following advice from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard, the Mt. D’or Road, Champs Fleurs resident was charged with three offences—causing death by dangerous driving; failing to render aid; and failing to report a vehicular accident.

Corporal Rogers laid the charges.