"Crash Dummy" Released From Jail - Who Paid The Bail?

BVI Platinum News reports that Roland Allen, the driver of the cruise tour bus involved in the excursion accident in Tortola, was released from prison "after someone successfully posted bail for him."

Earlier last month, Mr. Allen - also known as "Crash Dummy" - was placed on $60,000 bail where he had to pay $25,000 in cash and sign a $35,000 surety.  His lawyer had informed the Court that Mr. Allen did not have the money to make bail.

The question arises who paid the bail?  Was the money gathered by friends or family members?  Or did  anyone acting on behalf of the excursion company or cruise line come up with the money behind the scenes?    

The newspaper reports that Mr. Allen will return to Court on April 21st for another hearing.  His trial on charges for reckless driving leading to the death of a Princess Cruises passenger and multiple injuries to other passengers will be scheduled later this year.

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Gail Whatley - April 25, 2010 12:20 PM

Where is any info on the jumper that held up the Carnival legend leaving port in W. Carribean on Thursday? He was apparently a military newlywed that beat his wife and then jumped from 5th floor balcony to try to avoid arrest.

Kathy Allen - September 6, 2010 6:48 PM

When is the trial set for Roland Allen?

David Maslow - November 29, 2010 10:24 AM

Looks like Mr. Allen might be going away for a little while!

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