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Teen driver charged with causing death by dangerous driving of 12-year-old French Guiana national

Judah LouisyThe relatives of a 12-year-old national of French Guiana who was calling on the Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell to have a comprehensive investigation into his tragic death that occurred on the Linden Soesdyke Highway on Saturday, is now not satisfied that the driver has been released on a $200 thousand dollars bail.

On Tuesday Judah Louisy was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and was released on bail.

Louisy is accused of driving a car in a dangerous manner and causing the death of 12-year-old Johnny Romeo DaSilva at Umbrella Resort, on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway.

The Charge was an indictable offence, and the accused was not required to plea when he was arraigned before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrate’s court.

Defence Attorney Latchmi Rahamat stated that her client was driving along the highway when 12-year-old Johnny Romeo DaSilva suddenly ran across the road from behind a parked minibus. She said that there are eyewitnesses who can testify to the events.

However, the prosecutor Sean Blackman said that the driver was going at a fast rate. He told the court that the lad was standing in a corner of the bridge and the driver somewhat ended up colliding with DaSilva.

Despite being placed on bail, Louisy has to report to the Wismar Police Station every Saturday morning until the completion of the case.  The matter returns to court on September 3.

Meantime, the family is making preparations to have the body flown to French Guyana.

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