Bail extended for PNP councillor charged with causing death by dangerous driving
People’s National Party (PNP) councillor, Sylvan Reid, is to return to the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on May 20, when his case of causing death by dangerous driving will again be mentioned.
Reid, who is the councillor for the Salt Spring division in St James is on bail.
Yesterday, the court was told that the prosecution had not yet disclosed all the documents in the matter to the defence.
Attorney-at-law Tamika Spencer, who is representing Reid, told presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie that a meeting is to be held with the clerk of court, Natalie Malcolm, for the prosecution to complete its disclosure.
No date has been set for the meeting.
Syvan Reid has been charged in relation to the 2013 death of Jevaughn Whitmore in St James.
Whitmore, the son of former national footballer Theodore Whitmore, died after being hit, allegedly by Councillor Reid's Mitsubishi Pajero at the Retirement Road/Tucker Avenue intersection.
Reid, who it is alleged went to the Granville Police Station to report that the vehicle had been stolen, was identified by a witness as one of three individuals who were in the car at the time of the incident.
Reid was subsequently arrested and charged with causing death by dangerous driving.