BVI Platinum News reports that Roland Allen, the driver of the bus carrying Princess Cruises passengers on an excursion into Tortola, cannot make the $60.000 bail and will remain imprisoned.
The article shows a photograph of Mr. Allen, nicknamed "Crash Dummy," wearing a red sport shirt, waving with his mouth open. It is not the type of photo I would want if I were a criminal defense lawyer and my client stood accused of causing death by reckless driving. He looks like a jokester.
The prosecutors are still preparing the case for trial. The article mentions that the prosecutors are awaiting statements from U.S. witnesses. The Magistrate scheduled another hearing for April 21st.
Mr. Allen's lawyer requested a modification of the bail. The Magistrate said no. So "Crash Dummy" remains in jail.
We have written many articles on this sad case,
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