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Road ban for drunk driver

A Hamilton Parish man has been banned from the road after he admitted drinking and driving.

En'Rikae Parsons, 22, pleaded guilty to driving in Devonshire while impaired in an incident on the morning of December 20.

The court heard that uniformed officers on marked police motorcycles were on North Shore Road, near the Inferno Lounge, when they saw Parsons driving a car at a high speed.

Parsons allegedly nearly struck one officer from behind and was pulled over.

While speaking with police, officers noticed that his eyes were glazed, his breath smelled like alcohol and there was an open Elephant beer in the driver's side door.

He later submitted to a breath test, which gave a lower reading of 155mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood — almost double the legal limit of 80mg.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined Parsons $1,200, banning him from driving all vehicles for 18 months.

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Published January 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm (Updated January 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm)

Road ban for drunk driver

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