Senior Magistrate Clive Nurse is expected to hand down a decision on February 9, 2021, on whether a case has been made out against Gary Best for the offence of driving under the influence (DUI).

Earlier this month, Best’s lawyers Nigel Hughes, Ronald Daniels, and Sophia Findlay filed a no-case submission arguing that the prosecution failed to provide substantial evidence to prove that Best was driving under the influence.

In response, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh on Wednesday laid over a written submission to the court.

Best, a former advisor to former President David Granger, was on December 3, 2020, freed of a causing death by dangerous driving charge by Magistrate Rondel Weever.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack has since filed an appeal against the ruling made by Magistrate Weever to free Best.

It is alleged that on February 8, 2020, at Clive Lloyd Driver, Greater Georgetown, Best drove motor vehicle PRR 8182 when his blood alcohol level was 85 micrograms- above the legal limit. He pleaded not guilty to this charge and has since been released on his own recognizance (self bail).

On February 8, last, Bentley was riding his cycle around 05:00 hrs—heading east on Clive Lloyd Drive when he was struck and killed. At the time of the accident, he was proceeding to Sheriff Street to meet a group of cyclists.


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