Truckie accused of hit-and-run cyclist killing in court

Geoffrey Sleba.
Geoffrey Sleba. The Chronicle

CHARGES against a truck driver accused of the hit-and-run killing of Lowood cyclist Dr Martin Pearson were mentioned before Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday.

Geoffrey Joseph Sleba, 43, was arrested by police investigators in July and charged with hitting Dr Pearson as he was cycling on the Millmerran Inglewood Rd near Inglewood on April25.

Dr Pearson had been participating in a cycling event when, police claim, the road train driven by Sleba collided with him.

When initially interviewed by police, Sleba said he was unaware of his truck hitting anything.

He has not been required to enter any pleas to the charges which include dangerous driving.

Sleba, of Kingsthorpe, was not required to be in court and was not present when the charge of dangerous driving was mentioned yesterday and his solicitor appeared by telephone.

The case has been adjourned for mention in the same court on January 19.

Sleba is on bail with a $5000 surety put up by his family.

His bail was enlarged.

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