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Rider who crashed bike sent to DUI Court

A man who decked out on his motorcycle has been sent to DUI Court after he admitted being impaired at the time.

Gregory Dill, 58, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to having care and control of a vehicle while impaired.

The court heard that police were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision at Happy Valley Road in Pembroke on January 23.

Officers found the motorcycle lying on its side at the entrance of the Pitt & Company liquor store.

They also found Dill near the vehicle, who identified himself as the rider and told officers “guess I had one too many”.

EMTs scene treated Dill for road rash on his left leg.

Officers noticed that Dill was drifting in and out of consciousness while he was treated.

But when he was asked if had been drinking, Dill told officers: “I never said that.”

He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and agreed to take a breath test.

The prosecution did not give the results of the test in court.

Bruce Swan, for the defence, told the court on Thursday that Dill accepted he had an alcohol problem and had applied for treatment before the incident.

Dill added that he spoke to his counsellor about the incident and was advised to ask for a referral to DUI Court.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe ordered a social inquiry report and a drug assessment and adjourned the case until March 16 for DUI Court.

He released Dill on $500 bail and banned him from the roads until further notice.

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