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Senior accused of causing death while drink driving has name cleared

A senior accused of causing the death of a motorcycle rider while drink-driving has had his name cleared in the Supreme Court.

Charles Johnson, 65, of St George’s, had the charge against him dismissed in a brief appearance on Friday before Puisne Judge Shade Subair Williams.

Mr Johnson had been charged in connection with the death of the rider, Arthur Wales, on November 3, 2018.

The 48-year-old died after a collision involving a truck in St George's.

Mrs Justice Subair Williams, who granted leave for the challenge, told Mr Johnson and his lawyer, Richard Horseman, that the charge was dismissed.

A report detailing her reasoning is to be issued this week, she added.

Mr Horseman thanked the court on Mr Johnson’s behalf, adding: “He is extremely grateful.”

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