Two sentenced for Covid-19 curfew breaches
A Covid-19 curfew breach and traffic offences yesterday cost a man $3,850.
Adam King, 41, was fined $2000 in Magistrates’ Court after he pleaded guilty to a breach of the earlier 7pm to 7am curfew as well as two traffic offences.
The court heard police noticed that King, who was wearing an electronic tag as part of bail conditions on another matter, was away from his Hamilton Parish home between 6.46pm and 9.50pm on April 12 last year.
Officers went to his home the next day and arrested King for breach of the curfew.
King pleaded not guilty to the offence when he appeared in court last April, but switched his plea yesterday when he appeared for a trial date to be set.
He also admitted charges of riding an unlicensed motorcycle and riding without insurance.
The driving offences happened on December 23 last year.
Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe fined King $1,850 for the driving offences – a total of $3,850 for all the charges, but gave him until September 1 to pay.
Leoshawan Place, 24, was sentenced to 150 hours of community service for a curfew breach instead of a $2,000 fine.
The court heard that Place, from Devonshire, pleaded guilty on April 14 to the breach and asked for a community service order.
A social inquiry report was ordered to see if he was suitable for community service.
The Department of Court Services confirmed Place was eligible.
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