Drink-driver asleep at wheel

A driver found asleep at the wheel pleaded guilty yesterday to being in charge of a car while over the drink-drive limit.

Magistrates’ Court heard that Neville Tucker, 36, was found by police asleep in his car, which was parked at a bus stop at Pembroke Primary School.

When police woke Tucker they suspected he had been drinking and arrested him.

But he refused to take a breath test at Hamilton Police Station.

The incident took place on October 19 last year.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe banned Tucker from the roads for 18 months and fined him $1,000.

Tucker, from Devonshire, also pleaded guilty to a separate speeding offence.

He was caught driving at at 61km/h. The speed limit is 35km/h.

Mr Wolffe fined Tucker $310 for the speeding offence and ordered him to pay by October 25.

It is The Royal Gazette’s policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. This is to prevent any statements being published that may jeopardise the outcome of that case.

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