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Man caught trying to start bike while drunk

A Warwick man was banned from the road after police caught him trying to start his motorcycle while impaired.

Abdul Hakeem, 45, pleaded guilty to having care and control of a vehicle while impaired in an incident on Saturday, August 20.

According to prosecutors, at around 2.50am that day officers noticed Hakeem walking unsteadily along Front Street with a helmet in his hand. As they looked on, Hakeem went into a parking lot, got onto a parked motorcycle and attempted to start it.

The officers approached Hakeem and, while speaking to him, noticed his breath smelled of alcohol. Asked if he had been drinking, Hakeem responded: “Of course. I have had a few drinks.”

He was later taken to Hamilton Police Station, where he provided officers with a sample of breath. The lowest reading showed he had 214mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood — more than double the legal limit of 80mg.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined Hakeem $1,200, banning him from driving all vehicles for a period of 18 months.

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Published August 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm (Updated August 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm)

Man caught trying to start bike while drunk

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