Monday 14 October, 2019

Driver in fatal accident failed breathalyzer test

The 30-year-old man who police detained following Monday’s early morning accident which resulted in the death of Rudra Sookdeo, has reportedly failed a breathalyzer test.

The suspect was given the test some two hours after the accident and he was a “few microgrammes” over the legal limit.

The legal limit in this country is 35 microgrammes.

According to reports, at about 3 am yesterday, Sookdeo, 41, from Coalmine, Sangre Grande, was in a grey Honda Civic which was heading west along the highway when it came into contact with a Nissan Navara truck that had crossed the median – leading to a head-on collision.

Sookdeo was killed on impact.

The driver of the Navara, who resides along Tumpuna Road, Arima, told police that he suffered a blown out tyre while driving along the eastbound lane, and he lost control of the vehicle which led to him crossing the lanes.

He was taken for treatment and is aiding with inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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