NIS driver cleared in biker’s death

-after police fail to prove case

Ronaldo Jaundoo

Dwayne Gonsalves, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) employee who was charged last November with causing the death of biker Ronaldo Jaundoo, following a collision at James and Barr streets, Albouystown, was yesterday freed after a city court found that the police failed to prove the case against him.

It is alleged that Gonsalves on November 2nd, 2017, drove NIS pick-up GVV 8249 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Jaundoo. The trial concluded yesterday in the courtroom of Magistrate Fabayo Azore, a month after a ruling was to be made on whether or not a prima facie case was made out against the accused.

Dwayne Gonsalves

Gonsalves heard that the prosecution failed to prove its case against him and that the main witness in the matter did not come to court to testify. Given these circumstances, the charge against him was dismissed.

The police’s case was that Gonsalves failed to stop at a stop sign, proceeded and then collided with Jaundoo.

Jaundoo, who suffered injuries to his head and other parts of his body, was taken to Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

 

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