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Drink-drivers banned from the roads

A Devonshire man has been banned from the roads for driving while more than four times over the legal blood-alcohol limit.

Canute Mullings pleaded guilty to the offence, which took place in Pembroke on September 5, when he appeared in Magistrates' Court this morning.

The court heard that the 37-year-old was stopped by police after he ran a red light on Court Street.

Mullings appeared unsteady on his feet and when asked if he had been drinking, he replied that he “only had two drinks”.

He was taken to Hamilton Police Station where it was determined that he had 331 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood — the legal limit is 80mg.

When asked by magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo what he had been drinking, Mullings replied that he'd had two Guinness beers.

Mr Tokunbo handed Mullings a $1,200 fine and disqualified him from driving all vehicles for 18 months.

In a separate matter, 45-year-old Shannon Harvey, of Sandys, was banned from the roads for a year for failing to provide a sample of breath for analysis.

Harvey admitted the offence, which took place in Pembroke on Saturday, when he also appeared in court this morning.

Prosecutor Cindy Clarke said Harvey was stopped by police at about 1.20am because the rear light on his motorcycle was not illuminated.

Harvey appeared intoxicated and told the officers that he'd had two drinks.

He was taken to Hamilton Police Station where he refused to provide a sample of breath for analysis.

Mr Tokunbo handed Harvey an $800 fine and banned him from driving all vehicles for 12 months.

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Published September 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Updated September 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm)

Drink-drivers banned from the roads

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