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Impaired crash driver vows to learn from experience

A Pembroke man was banned from driving after he crashed his car on Crow Lane.

Reginald Lamb-Thompson, 20, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to driving while impaired on September 17.

Crown counsel Tawana Tannock told the court that at around 4.07am that day, officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision near the Crow Lane roundabout.

When they arrived on the scene, they found a damaged car in the westbound lane.

They were told that the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed when Lamb-Thompson lost control of the vehicle trying to avoid a stationary bus.

The defendant was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired and taken to Hamilton Police Station, where he agreed to offer a breath sample.

According to the lowest recorded reading, Lamb-Thompson had 270mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood, more than three times the legal limit of 80mg.

Pleading guilty, Lamb-Thompson apologised to the court and his family, saying: “I will be sure to learn from this.”

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner fined Lamb-Thompson $1,000 and banned him from driving all vehicles for 12 months.

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Published September 26, 2011 at 10:31 am (Updated September 26, 2011 at 10:31 am)

Impaired crash driver vows to learn from experience

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