THE 26-year-old Jacques Stadler yesterday made his first appearance in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on charges of culpable homicide, driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a narcotic drug, having a narcotic effect and reckless or negligent driving.
Stadler was freed on bail of N$8 000 at the police station following his arrest on Sunday. His arrest comes after the death of his good friend, the 27-year-old Nehl Germishuys, as a result of a fatal motor vehicle accident early on Sunday morning.
During his first appearance before Magistrate Nelao Brown, Stadler was informed about the charges against him. However, because the accused person is already out on bail, the matter was postponed to afford the police more time to investigate the matter.
Magistrate Brown warned the accused person to be at court again on 26 June this year.