Footballer banned for refusing breath test
A footballer was fined $1,000 and banned from the roads for 18 months after he refused to take a breath test.
Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that Jahkai Hill, 28, was stopped in his car at a roadside breath test checkpoint on January 1.
The court heard that he asked police: “Why are you doing this outside of a club?”
He refused to take a test and told police: “I’m not going to take the test because I know I’ll fail.”
Hill was told by officers that refusal to take a breath test was an offence and he was arrested.
He also refused a test at Hamilton Police Station.
He told officers: “I know I’m going to fail anyway, so no.”
The Warwick resident, who is a defender with First Division leaders Southampton Rangers, admitted the offence. Magistrate Tyrone Chin ordered him to pay the fine by March 12.
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