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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