A SCOT accused of a fatal hit-and-run in Ibiza has been told to post £8,000 bail or spend a third night behind bars.
Restaurateur Scott Devenney, 35, turned himself in to police officers on Spain’s party island hours after they found his Jeep Wrangler with British number plates around three miles from the scene of the accident on Wednesday afternoon.
Local amateur athlete Bernat Ribas, 49, was pronounced dead shortly after he was hit by the oncoming vehicle Devenney is believed to have been driving on a country road on Tuesday.
Mr Ribas was with a friend who is believed to have given police a description of the vehicle, along with a second motorist who was driving behind the two men, who is also said to have been hit but escaped unharmed.
Police sources confirmed Glasgow-born Devenney, who was educated at Uddingston Grammar School, was not given a breath test as the accident happened more than 24 hours before he was arrested, but his drugs test came back negative.
Spanish police also claimed he was driving without a license.
It was not immediately clear if he would be able to locate and hand over the cash in time to avoid another night or more in custody – this time at a local jail.
A spokesman for the coroner, who made the decision after the closed hearing, said: “The Court of Duty Three of Ibiza has ruled that the suspect who appeared in court this morning should be sent to prison.” but can avoid jail time by posting bail of 10,000 euros.”
Judge Carmen Martin is understood to have ordered the British expat to report regularly to court if he pays the money and banned him from leaving Ibiza.
The conditions for handing over the cash should also include the surrender of his passport.
He remains under investigation on suspicion of committing a range of offences, including manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident, and reckless driving.
As is usual in Spain, the court hearing took place behind closed doors.
In Spain, formal charges are brought just before the trial.
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