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Drink-driver fined and banned

A 50-year-old man has been fined and banned from the roads for drink-driving.

Appearing in Magistrates’ Court this morning, Walton Joseph, of Hamilton Parish, admitted driving while over the legal blood-alcohol limit in Hamilton Parish on February 18.

The court heard that Joesph was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after police attended a two-vehicle accident on North Shore Road at about 5.35pm.

While speaking to Joseph, a police officer noted that his breath smelled of alcohol, his eyes were red and glazed and he was unsteady on his feet.

Asked if he had been drinking, Joseph replied: “Yes, I had three beers at the boat yard.”

He was taken to Hamilton Police Station, where it was determined that he had 328 milligrams of alcohol in 80 millilitres of blood — more than four times the legal limit of 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood.

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

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