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Heartbreaking new twist after schoolies hit-and-run driver allegedly killed South Australian police commissioner’s son

Heartbreaking new twist after schoolies hit-and-run driver allegedly killed South Australian police commissioner’s son


EXCLUSIVE 

Considered one of 4 individuals who witnessed the alleged hit-and-run which killed the South Australian Police Commissioner’s 18-year-old is the girlfriend of the accused driver.

Montana Rose Bowd’s model of occasions, which comes from her sitting within the entrance seat subsequent to her boyfriend and driver Dhirren Randhawa, 18 within the entrance passenger seat, is dramatically completely different from the opposite three witnesses, in line with court docket paperwork.

Randhawa has been charged over the alleged hit-and-run dying of Charlie Stevens in Goolwa, south of Adelaide, throughout schoolies celebrations on Friday, November seventeenth.

Ms Bowd has advised police that Mr Stevens bumped into the trail of her boyfriend’s automotive, whereas the opposite witness statements, provided by pals of Mr Stevens, declare Randhawa struck {the teenager} after dropping management of the automotive.

Randhawa was granted bail on Monday below strict situations, which bar him from contacting the 4 eyewitnesses – together with Ms Bowd, who’s his highschool sweetheart.

Randhawa, a former Victor Harbor Excessive College pupil and aspiring physician, has been relationship Ms Bowd for the previous yr.

Montana Rose Bowd, 18, (pictured)

Montana Rose Bowd, 18, (pictured) 

Dhirren Randhawa (pictured) has been charged over the alleged hit-and-run death of Charlie Stevens

Dhirren Randhawa (pictured) has been charged over the alleged hit-and-run death of Charlie Stevens

Dhirren Randhawa (pictured) has been charged over the alleged hit-and-run dying of Charlie Stevens

Randhawa and Ms Bowd (pictured) have been dating for the past year

Randhawa and Ms Bowd (pictured) have been dating for the past year

Randhawa and Ms Bowd (pictured) have been relationship for the previous yr 

In keeping with the situations, Randhawa will need to have no contact with, nor go inside 100m of the entire witnesses, The Advertiser experiences. 

Ms Bowd was travelling within the entrance seat of Randhawa’s magnetic blue VW Golf hatchback when he allegedly struck Mr Stevens on Seaside Street at about 9pm on Friday.

Mr Stevens had been within the space with pals to attend schoolies celebrations, which had simply kicked off that night, in close by Victor Harbor.

In keeping with court docket paperwork obtained by the Advertiser, Ms Bowd advised South Australia Police that Mr Stevens ‘ran throughout the street, into the trail’ of Randhawa’s automotive.

Nonetheless, Mr Stevens’ pals – the opposite three witnesses – declare Randhawa was performing a U-turn and veered onto the other aspect of the street, hanging Mr Stevens.

Dhirren Randhawa is pictured alongside his mother Amreeta Stara

Dhirren Randhawa is pictured alongside his mother Amreeta Stara

Dhirren Randhawa is pictured alongside his mom Amreeta Stara

Charlie Stevens (pictured) has been remembered by devastated loved ones as a 'beautiful boy'

Charlie Stevens (pictured) has been remembered by devastated loved ones as a 'beautiful boy'

Charlie Stevens (pictured) has been remembered by devastated family members as a ‘lovely boy’

They mentioned moments earlier, the group had flagged Randhawa all the way down to ask if he may give them a journey to schoolies festivities, however there was not sufficient room in his automotive.

Ms Bowd is just not accused of any wrongdoing, and there’s no suggestion of animosity between the teams.

Randhawa allegedly drove away from the scene earlier than law enforcement officials arrested him a short while in a while close by Port Elliott Street.

Ms Bowd advised officers that after leaving the scene, Randhawa phoned his mom to ask whether or not he ought to name the police or go to the police station in individual. She added that he was nonetheless on the cellphone when officers arrived.

In the meantime, Mr Stevens was flown to Flinders Medical Centre with an ‘irreversible mind damage’. His life assist was switched off round 7pm on Saturday evening after household from interstate arrived to say their goodbyes.

Randhawa has been charged with inflicting dying by harmful driving, aggravated driving with out due care, leaving the scene of a crash after inflicting dying and failing to really reply questions.

He’s but to enter a plea to the allegations, with the matter adjourned till early subsequent yr.

If he’s discovered responsible, he faces a most jail time period of 15 years and disqualification from holding or acquiring a driver’s licence for 10 years.

Dhirren Randhawa, 18, (pictured leaving Christies Beach Magistrates' Court in Adelaide on Monday) has been charged over the death of Charlie Stevens. His mum is in pink on the right

Dhirren Randhawa, 18, (pictured leaving Christies Beach Magistrates' Court in Adelaide on Monday) has been charged over the death of Charlie Stevens. His mum is in pink on the right

Dhirren Randhawa, 18, (pictured leaving Christies Seaside Magistrates’ Court docket in Adelaide on Monday) has been charged over the dying of Charlie Stevens. His mum is in pink on the proper

Whereas on bail, Randhawa can also be not allowed to drive, be within the driver’s seat of any automotive and should stay together with his mom, hypnotherapist and writer Amreeta Stara, at their Encounter Bay residence, in line with the Advertiser.

He should even be of excellent behaviour, give up his passport, stay within the state, and can’t reapply for his licence, which was disqualified by police on the time of his arrest.  

His mom has paid a $15,000 surety for his launch. 

Mr Stevens’s dying is the one hundred and first fatality on South Australia’s roads this yr in contrast with simply 61 from the identical interval final yr. 

Earlier this week, his father SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens shared a heartbreaking letter devoted to his son, saying: ‘We’ll always remember your lovely cheeky, disarming smile.’

Ms Stara expressed her condolences to the Stevens household in an announcement from Saturday.

‘I lengthen my deepest attainable sympathies to the Stevens household and my coronary heart is breaking to think about the struggling and ache they’re experiencing,’ she mentioned.

‘Out of respect and acknowledging that that is now a matter for the courts, I will not be saying something additional at the moment.’

Randhawa will subsequent seem in court docket at Adelaide Magistrates Court docket in March.



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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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