Rider banned from roads for drink driving

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A 48-year-old man has been banned from the roads for 18 months after being caught riding his motorcycle while nearly three times the legal alcohol limit.

Rudolph Smith, of Pembroke, admitted in Magistrates’ Court this morning impaired driving while impaired in Pembroke on January 26.

The court heard that Smith stopped by police near Elliot and Princess streets at around 10.30pm.

Officers detected the smell of alcohol on his breath. He also slurred his words and was unsteady on his feet.

Asked if he had been drinking, Smith told police: “I had two Elephants.”

The lower of two breath samples collected by officers showed he had 232 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood — the legal limit is 80mg.

Asked by Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo if he had anything to say, Smith said: “I’m sorry about that. It will never happen again.”

Mr Tokunbo fined Smith $1,200 and disqualified him from driving all vehicles for 18 months.

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