Bike rider three times over drink-drive limit


A man who rode a motorbike while more than three times the legal alcohol limit has been fined and banned from the roads for 18 months.

Dimitri Swan, 23, was riding with no lights when signalled to stop at a police checkpoint in Sandys in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Swan, from Devonshire, ignored police and led officers on a chase before he lost control of the bike and crashed.

He attempted to escape on foot but was caught and arrested. Officers found a can of beer and a bottle of rum in his possession.

A breath test showed Swan had 261 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 89mg/100ml.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe fined Swan $1,000 for drink-driving in addition to the ban; $200 for failing to stop when signalled by police; and $100 for driving without lights.

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