Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Policeman fined for driving without a licence after fatal accident

The police constable accused of causing death by dangerous driving along with other summary traffic offences, pleaded guilty to the latter yesterday. 

PC Renaldo Jerome Goodman, 29, of Glebe Land, St George was fined $750 for driving without a license - this has to be paid by June 26 and he was also fined $475 for driving without road tax; he has until July 6 to pay this sum. 

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In addition, he was also disqualified from driving any vehicle until the matter is determined. On the other offences he was convicted, reprimanded and discharged. 

Those other offences include failing to clearly display the letter 'L' on the front and back of the vehicle, driving after 8 p.m. contrary to the time specified for driving with a learner's permit, driving an unregistered vehicle and the fraudulent use of registration number plates G1305. 
Goodman, who is represented by lawyer Francis Worrell, first appeared on the charge last week and was granted $5000 bail, that bail continues. 

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge of causing death by dangerous driving and returns to court on September 24 to hear that matter. 

The incident allegedly caused the death of Owen Stuart. Stuart was crossing the road near the Bussa roundabout when he was struck and subsequently died.   

 

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