November 24, 2020

Man charged over fatal crash

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A man has appeared in court accused of causing the death of medical student Richard Martin.

Mr Martin, 52, and originally from Pennsylvania, USA, died after his car collided with another vehicle on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway at the beginning of Decemeber.

Yesterday in front of magistrate Nova Hall, 31 year old Patrick Dixon appeared accused of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was released on bail after providing a surety of $10,000. He must continue to live at Lakeside Villas, has a 9pm to 6am curfew, must report daily to police, cannot go within 100 yards of the airport or Safehaven and cannot enter a licensed premises or consume alcohol.

Dixon is next due to appear in court on January 9th 2012. Results of DUI tests are being awaited before any further charges.

The court heard how Dixon has been on island for eight years. His wife is in Miami recovering from an illness.

Although not yet convicted, Dixon is accused of a previous DUI from July this year.

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