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Fine and ban for over-the-limit motorcyclist

A man who was more than three times the legal alcohol limit when he fell off his motorcycle has been banned from the roads for 18 months and fined a total of $2,850.

Andre Jackson, 38, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to drink-driving and riding an uninsured and unlicensed motorcycle.

The court heard that Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers saw Jackson on Middle Road in Devonshire.

He tried to make a right turn on to Hermitage Road, but fell off his bike.

The soldiers went to help Jackson and smelled alcohol. Jackson said when questioned: “I had a few beers.”

Police attended and Jackson was arrested and taken to Hamilton Police Station for a breath test.

The test revealed that Jackson had 227.4 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80mg/100ml.

A check on Jackson’s motorcycle revealed that it was also unlicensed and uninsured.

The incident happened on May 30 last year when the island was in lockdown.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe offered Jackson, from Devonshire, an opportunity to visit the DUI Court, but Jackson refused.

Mr Wolffe fined Jackson $1,000 for drink-driving, $350 for riding an unlicensed motorcycle and $1,500 for riding an uninsured motorcycle.

He gave Jackson until August 31 to pay the fines.

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