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Curfew breaker asks court for community service

A man who broke curfew may face community service in place of a fine.

Ronald Simmons, 38, pleaded guilty on Thursday to a breach of the then 11pm to 5am curfew.

Magistrates’ Court heard that police stopped Simmons, from Sandys, on Harbour Road in Paget around 12.14am on March 30.

He told officers: “I fell asleep on my cousin’s couch.”

Simmons pleaded not guilty to the offence on April 21, but changed his plea on Thursday.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe at first fined Simmons $2,000 for the offence.

But Simmons told the court he would not be able to pay the fine amount any time soon and asked for community service instead.

Mr Wolffe ordered a social inquiry report to check if Simmons was a suitable candidate for community service.

He released Simmons on $2,000 bail and adjourned the case until July 5.

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