Fine for woman who gave sister’s name
A motorcyclist who gave police her sister’s name after she was stopped for a traffic violation picked up $1,400 in fines at Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Akilah Smith, 21, of Roberts Avenue, admitted disobeying a traffic sign and making false statements in Pembroke on Sunday. She also admitted a speeding offence of driving at 72kph on December 23 last year.
Prosecutor Garrett Byrne said police stopped Smith after she was seen disobeying a traffic sign. “She actually gave her sister’s name,” he said. “While being taken to the police station she admitted she’d given the wrong name.”
Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined Smith $500 and two demerit points for disobeying the stop sign, $500 for the false words and $400 and six demerit points for the speeding offence.
Smith denied a charge of using a hand-held device on January 18. A trial date of May 31 was set and Smith was bailed in the amount of $500.