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Magistrate bans man from driving

A motorcyclist who collided with a parked truck was yesterday sent to DUI Court after he admitted drink driving.

Magistrates’ Court heard that police attended the scene of a collision near Valley Road in Paget, where they found Wilter Ayunon, 40, lying in the road, surrounded by ambulance personnel.

He was taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and treated for “serious facial injuries”.

Police spoke with Ayunon at the hospital, and he admitted that he had “three or four shots” of whisky before the crash.

He added: “I felt okay when I started riding but I don’t remember anything after.”

Officers demanded a sample of blood for analysis and he agreed.

Maria Sofianos, for the Crown, said that Ayunon was over the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, but did not give the full amount in court.

The incident took place on February 21 last year.

Tricia Warner, for the defence, told the court that her client had problems with alcohol and requested that he participate in DUI Court.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe adjourned the case until June 8 and released Ayunon, from Paget, on $500 bail.

He banned him from the roads until further notice.

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