Five banned from the road
A total of five people were banned from the road and fined at Magistrates’ Court today for drink driving or refusal to take a breath test.
Jason Brown pleaded guilty to driving while impaired.
The court heard Brown was pulled over by police near Westgate prison in Sandys about 3.35am on October 26.
Officers noticed he had problems putting his bike on his stand.
But Brown, 37, of Hamilton Parish, told them: “I’m not drunk”.
He was arrested and later failed a breath test.
Brown was fined $1,200 and banned from driving for 18 months.
Michael DeSilva, 48, admitted drink driving.
The court heard that DeSilva was seen by police on Middle Road, Devonshire, about 12.15am on November 24.
Police saw DeSilva, of Smith’s, swerve across the centre line and pulled him over.
DeSilva told officers: “I had two drinks”.
But he later failed a breath test.
He was also fined $1,200 and banned from driving for 18 months.
Vaughneisha Joseph admitted driving her motorcycle while impaired.
The court heard Joseph, 28, of Devonshire, was seen riding at high speed by police on North Shore Road, Pembroke, on November 3.
Police stopped Joseph and questioned her.
She told them: “I was at Devonshire Rec. I had one drink and two shots of Hennessey.”
Brown was arrested and failed a later breath test.
She was fined $1,200 and banned from the road for 18 months.
A 58-year-old woman admitted failure to take a breath test.
But she denied a charge of driving while impaired.
The court heard police got a tip off from a member of the public that Mary Wingate was driving while over the limit about 10pm on October 26.
Police found Wingate, of Pembroke, driving a car along South Road in Paget and saw her car swerve across the centre line several times.
Her car was in collision with another car near the Coral Beach and Tennis Club and came to a halt.
The officers found an empty bottle of white wine in the car.
She was fined $800 and banned from the road for a year.
Steven Bell denied driving while impaired but admitted refusal of a breath test.
The court heard that police saw Bell on a motorcycle on Middle Road in Warwick near Camp Hill on October 31 and pulled him over.
The court heard he was incoherent when questioned.
Bell, 58, of Southampton, refused to take a breath test.
He was fined $800 and banned from driving for a year.
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