Woman fined $3,000 for breaching Covid curfew
A woman was fined $3,000 today after she admitted a breach of the Covid-19 curfew.
Nichole Lambert, 52, was one of three people who appeared in Magistrates’ Court in relation to violations of the Covid-19 emergency regulations.
The court heard that police were on mobile patrol on December 27 last year around 1am when they saw a car driving in an easterly direction.
Police stopped the car near Tamarind Vale, in Warwick, and asked the driver, who later identified herself as Lambert, why she was out past the 11pm curfew.
She told police “I was going to see my honey” and was arrested for breach of curfew.
Lambert, from Sandys, told the court that she had attended the funeral of a loved one earlier that day and had been drinking after the wake.
She said she took a nap at a friend’s home to sober up and did not know what time it was when she woke up and drove home.
Lambert also said: “I did not tell police I was going to see my honey – I told them I was coming back from seeing my honey.”
Magistrate Maxanne Anderson fined Lambert $3,000.
Two other people appeared in court on charges of breaching the Covid-19 curfew, but Alan Richards, for the Crown, asked for more time to review the information and the cases were adjourned until April 15.
Neither defendant was required to enter a plea.
Another defendant was due to answer to curfew violation charges but did not appear in court and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
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