The Principal of Shortwood Teachers College, Dr. Christopher Clarke, is to be sentenced today in the St. Catherine Circuit Court.

Clarke was to be sentenced last week after being convicted on February 20 of causing death by dangerous driving.

However, when he appeared last Tuesday in the St. Catherine Circuit Court, Justice Vinnette Allen-Graham, said the probation officer’s report was not yet ready.

Clarke also appeared with a new attorney, K.D. Knight, who appealed for him to be offered bail.

Mr. Knight assured the judge that Clarke would not abscond, and urged her to restrict him from leaving the island as well as from driving.

Mr. Knight said Clarke made a human error, adding that a breathalyzer test showed he was not influenced by alcohol.

He asked the judge to exercise favourable discretion.

But, Justice Allen-Graham refused and remanded Dr. Clarke. He’s been convicted for the March, 2014 death of a woman, Yvette Brown.

The prosecution led evidence that on March 16, 2014 while driving along the Old Harbour Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine, Clarke began to overtake another vehicle.

He collided with a motor cycle coming in the opposite direction.

Brown, who was a pillion passenger died, while the rider was admitted in hospital.

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