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Pembroke man fined and banned from roads

A 22-year-old has been fined and banned from the roads for having care and control of a vehicle while being over the legal blood-alcohol limit.

Marquise Cann, of Pembroke, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to the offence in Pembroke on March 17. The court heard police attended Dismont Drive to find a black car stationary in the road with the headlights on. They observed the driver, tending to a woman in the front seat.

The officers noticed he was unsteady on his feet and when asked if he had been drinking, he replied: “I had a little”.

He was arrested and taken to Hamilton Police Station where it was determined he had 225 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood — more than 2½ times the legal limit of 80mg.

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

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