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St George’s man banned from roads

A St George's man has been taken off the roads for a year after he admitted refusing to provide a sample of breath for analysis.

Appearing in Magistrates' Court this morning, Michael Wears, 26, pleaded guilty to the offence, which took place in Pembroke on June 13.

The Crown accepted his plea and offered no evidence on the alternative charge of driving while impaired.

Prosecutor Carrington Mahoney told the court that police officers were informed that Wears came off his motorcycle as he was driving on Somerset Road, Sandys.

The officers found him sitting on the steps of a nearby residence and noted that he appeared to be intoxicated.

He was helped to his feet by the officers and taken to Hamilton Police Station, where he refused to provide a sample of breath for analysis.

Wears, who has a previous conviction for driving while impaired, was fined $1,000 by magistrate Archibald Warner.

He was also disqualified from driving all vehicles for 12 months.

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Published August 26, 2015 at 2:12 pm (Updated August 26, 2015 at 2:12 pm)

St George’s man banned from roads

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