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Man banned from buses for a year

A 50-year-old Warwick man who admitted using offensive words on a public bus was ordered to stay off the Government vehicles for one year.

Don Kirk Simmons was taken off the bus by police officers summoned by the driver of the vehicle after he spilled his alcoholic beverage while the bus was in motion.

Crown counsel Tahkiyah Burgess told the court the defendant cursed at the driver and refused to get off the bus after repeated requests for him to do so.

He also urinated on the seat of the bus before he was taken off the vehicle. The incident occurred in Sandys on November 30 last year.

Ms Burgess also told the court that he shaped his hand in the form of a gun and pointed at the driver before he was removed and said “I have a bullet for you”.

Asked if he had anything to say, Mr Simmons replied: “I was intoxicated at the time and I’m very sorry for what happened, it was a very stupid mistake and I apologise.”

The self employed landscaper and maintenance worker said he catches the bus because he was banned from the roads for driving while impaired.

Mr Warner told him he will have to find some other form of transportation for the next year.

“I’m fining you $200 and you must stay off public buses for one year,” said Mr Warner.

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Published June 25, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 25, 2013 at 12:02 am)

Man banned from buses for a year

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