Guilty plea in Esterley Tibbetts road death

Patrick Brooks-Dixon pleaded guilty in Grand Court on Friday to causing death by dangerous driving.

He is charged with driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer on Esterley Tibbetts Highway in the vicinity of Lakeside Villas dangerously as to the manner of driving and thereby causing the death of Richard Douglas Martin.

The incident occurred around 12.30am on Wednesday, 30 November. Mr. Martin, 52, was the driver of another vehicle. He had been studying medicine at St. Matthew’s University.

Brooks-Dixon was also charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and causing Mr. Martin’s death. He pleaded not guilty and Crown Counsel Marilyn Brandt said the pleas were acceptable.

Defence Attorney Lucy Organ suggested that a social inquiry report would be helpful and Justice Charles Quin said he would order one.

Because such reports typically take six weeks to prepare, sentencing was set for Friday, 25 May.

The defendant’s bail was continued until then.