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Man denies driving at security guard

A 22-year-old Pembroke man accused of trying to run a nightclub security guard off the roads has been remanded into custody.

Appearing in Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Travis Lowe denied attempting to cause Dornielle Farrel bodily harm in Pembroke on July 19.

He also denied behaving in a threatening manner towards Mr Farrel in a public place, namely by trying to run him off the road as he was riding his motorcycle.

Furthermore, the defendant pleaded not guilty to driving a car in a dangerous manner on Reid Street and attempting to cause unlawful damage to Mr Farrel’s motorcycle.

Magistrate Archibald Warner remanded Lowe into custody and adjourned the matter to September 3.

In a separate matter, Marcus Rushe, of St George’s, was banned from the roads after admitting a string of traffic offences. The 18-year-old pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, two counts of speeding, two counts of riding an unlicensed motorcycle and two counts of having no insurance.

The court heard that the offences took place on various dates between March 20 and June 13. Mr Warner fined Rushe a total of $3,900 and added 27 demerit points to his licence, which already had ten active points. Rushe was disqualified from driving all vehicles for six months.

Also in court, 27-year-old Ronniko Burchall was banned from driving after racking up 36 demerit points.

Burchall admitted speeding at 59km/h and not having a driver’s licence on August 16.

He also pleaded guilty to a second count of not having a driver’s licence on March 19.

Mr Warner fined Burchall $200 and gave him four demerit points for the speeding offences and a $200 fine and seven demerit points for each count of not having a licence.

This brought Burchall’s total number of demerit points up to 36 because he already had 18 active points.

Mr Warner disqualified him from driving for six months.

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