Police saw impaired driver throw beer bottle from car
A Hamilton Parish man who drove while impaired and threw a beer bottle out of his car as police watched, was taken off the road.
William Dunn, 37, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court, to driving on Elliot Street while impaired.
Crown counsel Nicole Smith said that at around 12.30am on March 3, officers on mobile patrol saw a car fail to stop at the junction of Angle and Court Streets.
The officers signalled for the driver to pull over.
As he did so they saw him throw a bottle of Carlsberg Elephant out the window of the moving vehicle.
Officers noticed Dunn’s voice was slurred and asked him if he had been drinking. Dunn said he’d had one beer at a Bermuda Public Services Union party. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.
Dunn apologised to the court for drinking and driving. He asked Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner if he could keep his motorcycle licence so that he could work and help transport his three children.
Mr Warner told Dunn that the Court of Appeals is now considering the matter of the mandatory disqualification but until it says otherwise he had to enforce the law.
He fined Dunn $1,000 and disqualified him from driving all vehicles for a period of 12 months.
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