Teacher banned for drink driving
A 49-year-old teacher has been banned from the roads for 18 months for drink driving.
Dwight Jackson, from Hamilton Parish, pleaded guilty at Magistrates’ Court yesterday to providing a breath sample above the legal limit.
The court heard that Jackson was pulled over by police on Palmetto Road, Pembroke, after he overtook a police vehicle on his bike on May 18.
Police noticed a strong smell of alcohol on his breath and that his eyes were glazed.
Jackson told officers that he had been drinking while aboard the Uber Vida yacht an hour before.
A later breath test showed 90 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80/100.
Jackson told the court he was “totally embarrassed” by his arrest. He added: “I didn’t think I had exceeded the legal limit.”
Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined Jackson $1,200 in addition to the ban.
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