A Grenadian residing in Canada has had to dish out $60,000 in cash in order to be released from police custody after being involved in a fatal road accident last week Tuesday, April 5th.
Samuel Calder who came to Grenada for the burial of his father was the driver of one of the two vehicles involved in the accident which claimed the life of Don DeRavinere, alias DJ Cracker of Pomme Rose, St. David’s.
An autopsy has concluded that DeRavinere died from traumatic shock fracture to the legs and femur, and thoracic trauma.
The 57-year old Calder was the driver of a Honda CRV, registration number PAC 555, which was traveling in an eastward direction while DeRavinere was a passenger in the other vehicle, a Toyota Sedan Car, registration number P 7472.
The middle-aged man was involved in the accident just days after he bade farewell to his father and was scheduled to leave the State two days after the fatal incident at Calivigny, St. George’s to return to his job in Canada.
Police have laid a charge of causing death by dangerous driving on Calder who has secured the legal services of former Attorney General Rohan Phillip.
Calder was brought to court last week Thursday where Chief Magistrate, Tamara Gill granted him bail which was payable by cash. He is due back in court on July 18.
Meanwhile, Reuben Hopkin of Grand Bras, St. Andrew’s has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the death of Andrew Frederick.
Frederick, a Corporal of Police, attached to the Sauteurs Fire Department was hit by an oncoming vehicle in St. Patrick’s. that was being driven by the 24-year old Hopkin on Saturday, April 2.