Police checkpoint saw cyclist swerving


A Warwick man who swerved across the road near the scene of a crash was yesterday fined and banned from the roads for drink driving.

Tuala Bame, 58, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to riding a motorcycle while over the legal blood-alcohol limit in on June 15.

The court heard police had gone to the junction of Harbour Road and Cobb’s Hill Road in Paget that night to deal with a crash.

The officers were directing traffic away from the scene at around 10.45pm when they noticed Bame swerve across Cobb’s Hill Road.

They stopped Bame and noticed that he was unsteady on his feet.

He admitted to police he had been drinking.

He told officers: “Just a little bit. I love Bermuda.”

Bame was taken to Hamilton Police Station and took a breath test.

That sample revealed he had 124 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

The legal limit is 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood.

Ms Anderson fined Bame $1,500 and disqualified him from driving for 18 months.

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