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Three caught at same checkpoint

File photograph by Paul Johnston

Three men were banned from the road today after they were stopped at a roadside sobriety checkpoint.

Leonardo Silvera-Sobrado, 31, Eduardo Gonzales, 26, and Orlando Furtado, 38, who were all caught at the South Road roundabout in Paget, admitted driving motorcycles while impaired by alcohol.

Magistrates’ Court heard Silvera-Sobrado, from Paget, was stopped shortly before 3am on October 20.

He told officers he had been drinking beer at the Bermuda Athletic Association and stopped by The Beach before he was pulled over and failed a breath test.

Gonzales, from Sandys, was stopped ten minutes later. He also admitted drinking and failed a breath test.

Furtado, from Warwick, was stopped at 12.45am the next day.

He told police he had “a few drinks” and did not have a valid driver’s licence.

He subsequently failed a breath test and was arrested.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe fined all three $1,200 and banned them from driving all vehicles for 18 months.

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