Cop held over Ogle fatal accident

-was above alcohol limit

A Police Lance Corporal who was found above the legal alcohol limit following a fatal accident last night, on the Ogle Public Road, ECD., is under close arrest, the police said in a release today.

The unidentified female victim of East Indian descent, fair in complexion, 5 feet tall, about 20 years old, was clad in a pair of tights (leggings) and a pink top. Her body is presently at the GPHC Mortuary.

Investigations revealed that at about 7.50 pm the rank was proceeding east on the southern side of the northern carriageway allegedly within the stipulated speed limit when the pedestrian ran across the road from north to south into the path of the vehicle. She was picked up by the said policeman and rushed to the GPHC in an unconscious state where she died whilst receiving medical attention.

The 39-years-old driver, stationed at Force Headquarters and resides in Cummings Lodge, ECD., is assisting with the investigation.

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