Feb 28, 2013 News Comments Off on 4 years jail for 2011 road death
Gavin Barkoye was yesterday sentenced to four years eight months imprisonment for causing death by dangerous driving. He was found guilty by Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ court last Tuesday.
Barkoye, 23, of 342 Cummings Street, Alberttown was charged for causing the death of Romalo Roach on October 14, 2011. Barkoye was the driver of the motor vehicle PKK 216 that struck down and killed Roach on North Road.
Roach, 23, of Lot 52 Robb Street, Georgetown, was a mechanic by profession. On October 14, 2011, Barkoye was approaching North Road and Cummings Street when he failed to stop and collided with the motorcyclist, knocking him from his bike. The rider became unconscious while the motorcycle burst into flames. The victim sustained a broken leg, head injuries and lost of a finger. He later succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Barkoye was represented by Attorney at Law Adrian Thompson. At the initial hearing he was placed on $300,000 bail. In his final submission, Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunte said the damage shown on the defendant’s motor vehicle is consistent with him hitting the motorcyclist and not the motorcyclist losing control and slamming into his vehicle as he claimed.
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