Man accused of brother's death
POLICE have accused a Kingscliff man of causing his own brother’s death in a car crash in December last year.
Not only did Odin Sven Gommesen allegedly drive in an aggravated and dangerous manner, but police said he was more than three times the legal blood alcohol limit.
The 26-year-old has been charged with eight offences, including aggravated driving occasioning death and high-range drink-driving, in relation to the crash in which his brother Myke Daniel Rudd was killed.
Gommesen’s case was mentioned for the first time yesterday in Tweed Heads Local Court.
The court heard Gommesen’s charges were indictable and police were to serve a brief of evidence on his legal team before another mention in Lismore Local Court in June.
No plea has yet been entered.
Mr Rudd, who was 30 years old at the time of his death, was ejected from the unregistered and uninsured blue Holden Commodore when it collided with a power pole at Duranbah at 10.25pm, December 19.
The crash occurred close to their parents’ home at Duranbah and their mother was the first on the scene.
The father-of-two couldn’t be revived by paramedics and died at the scene.
Gommesen was cut from the mangled vehicle and taken to hospital in a serious condition. A third man in the car escaped with minor injuries.
Gommesen was the alleged driver, and police said he had a blood-alcohol concentration of .172 per cent.
Mr Rudd had been preparing for his upcoming marriage and had gone with his mother the previous day to buy a suit for the wedding.
He was buried in the suit he was to be married in.