Police Constable Stephan Ramsay was sentenced to five and a half months imprisonment on Tuesday after he was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.
Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman handed down the sentence in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
Ramsay, who is attached Tactical Service Unit (TSU) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), had pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that on January 5, at Nandy Park Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he drove in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Dulmattie Boodlall.
Media reports are that on the day in question, PWW 7172, owned by the GPF and driven by Ramsay, was proceeding north along the western side of the eastern carriageway, allegedly at a slow rate of speed.
The Police Constable stated that the woman was standing at a pedestrian crossing, and when he was about eight feet away, she started to walk across the road.
Upon seeing this, he said he swerved to avoid a collision but collided with the 59-year-old woman. She fell onto the roadway and received injuries to her body.
She was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.