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Motorcyclist banned for carrying three

A man caught riding a motorcycle with three passengers, including two children, was fined $2,500 and banned from the roads for a year yesterday.

Keevon Smith was pulled over by police with another man and the man's two children also on the bike.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe said: “The other adult should be in this court, too. The other adult should be in Family Court. There should be a complaint made against the other adult about putting these children at risk. Absolutely unbelievable.”

Smith, 43, from St George's, admitted carrying passengers unlawfully on Middle Road in Sandys on Monday evening.

Smith told Mr Wolffe that the two children had sat between him and their father and that he did not know how old the children were.

Mr Wolffe asked Smith: “What would have happened if you went down?”

Smith said: “It didn't happen.”

The court earlier heard that police spotted Smith riding near Woodlawn Road with three passengers and signalled him to pull over. Smith rode on and turned onto Woodlawn Road before he stopped at a house and the passengers got off.

He tried to ride away, but eventually pulled over, but gave officers a false name and address.

One of the police, however, recognised him and officers established he did not have a valid driving licence.

Smith also admitted taking a motorcycle without consent in a separate incident last August.

The court heard Smith was hired to replace the brake pads on a woman's cycle on August 8, but never returned.

The complainant filed a police report and officers found the motorcycle outside of a derelict building on August 30.

Smith was fined $300 each for making false statements, failing to stop for police, failing to give his correct name and address, driving without a licence and carrying passengers in an unlawful manner.

He was also fined $1,000 for taking a vehicle without consent,

Mr Wolffe also issued five demerit points for each of the traffic offences and banned Smith from driving all vehicles for 12 months, as he had exceeded the 12-point maximum.

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Published January 23, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated January 23, 2019 at 6:41 am)

Motorcyclist banned for carrying three

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