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Four months after three young adults lost their lives following an accident on the Whim Public Road, Corentyne Berbice, a police constable will be arraigned before a Magistrate this week on three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

The Constable, Simion Alder, 21, of Scothburg, Corriverton, was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when he crashed the motorcar he was driving into a parked lorry on August 2, last. 

Those killed in the accident were Jessica Gallaway, 20, of David Street Rose Hall Town, Guyana Defence Force member Kwesi Lewis, and Reon Moriah 25, a labourer of Circle Street Corriverton. 

Upon completion of the investigation, the file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack who advised that the charges be laid against Constable Alder. 

It was reported that Alder has already been charged with driving under the influence and was released on $20,000 bail following his not guilty plea. 

Also, he was charged with driving an uninsured motor vehicle; he pleaded guilty to this charge and was fined $20,000. 

According to police reports, at around 23:30 hours, two motor cars PGG 9262 and PWW 582 collided with motor lorry GJJ 5939 as the driver was about to park on the parapet.

Persons saw a burgundy Toyota Carina bearing registration number PGG 9262 badly mangled on the front right side fender after the vehicle ran into the rear right wheel of the lorry. 

While persons were assisting the passengers, the vehicle driven by Alder came crashing into the rear of the lorry. 

The injured were rushed to the nearby Port Mourant Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

Breathalyzer tests showed that the drivers of both cars were under the influence of alcohol and above the legal limit, while the driver of the truck tested zero.


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