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Teen in deadly DeWillem accident gets $1.5M bail

Updated: May 27, 2022

19-year-old Matthew Ambedkar, who was slapped with three counts of dangerous driving earlier this month, was today released on $1.5 million bail after making another court appearance.

Ambedkar of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) was remanded to prison after being hauled before Magistrate Seepaul Ali at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.

He was not required to plead to the charges, which stated that on March 7, 2022, he drove a motor car in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the deaths of Carlito Gobinlall,23, Ayube Mohammed, 44, and Kiram Rampersaud, 41.

However, during today’s court proceeding, the charges were reread to him after the Administration of Justice Act (AJA), and he pleaded not guilty.

As such, he was granted bail for $500,000 on each of the charges with the condition that he lodge his passport. He is scheduled to make another court appearance on April 26, 2022.

Attorneys-at-law Dexter Todd and Dexter Smartt represented the accused.

Reports are that at about 22:00 hrs on the day in question, the teen was reportedly racing along the De Willem Public Road when he ploughed into three persons at the Sharmila Harrykissoon Sports Bar.

Police reported that no alcohol was detected in the teen’s breath after a breathalyser test.

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