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Old fines, new traffic offences earn man ten days in prison

A Pembroke man who racked up more than $4,000 in unpaid traffic fines was offered a “package deal” of imprisonment by Magistrates’ Court.

Terrone Dill, 25, of Orchard Grove was additionally jailed ten days for driving while disqualified.

Director of Public Prosecutions Carrington Mahoney said police stopped Dill after spotting him driving a cycle at high speed along Palmetto Road, Pembroke on December 15.

Dill gave a false name and information; the bike was unlicensed and uninsured.

Acting on further information, police arrested Dill at his home on January 13, when he subsequently admitted the offence.

Dill, who is off the road until May 2014, was fined $300 for driving while disqualified, $300 for giving false information, $500 for the unlicensed vehicle and $500 for driving without third party insurance.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner said Dill was also ticketed for driving while disqualified on January 2.

According to police, Dill owed $2,600 in old fines.

Saying all fines were due forthwith, Mr Warner added: “I will give you a package deal.”

He sentenced Dill to ten days’ imprisonment for the latest offences, and added a concurrent ten-day sentence in lieu of the outstanding fines.

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Published April 10, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 10, 2013 at 12:39 am)

Old fines, new traffic offences earn man ten days in prison

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