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Student given community service for curfew breach

A Bermuda College student who faced a $3,000 fine for a breach of the Government curfew was instead given 150 hours of community service yesterday.

Magistrate Craig Attridge gave Cree Codington, 21, handed out the sentence in Magistrates’ Court after she earlier appealed for a community service order.

Police stopped Codington, from Sandys, around 12.30am on January 31 near White Sands Road in Paget.

She pleaded guilty on May 4 to a breach of the earlier midnight to 5am curfew and told the court that she was at a friend’s house but left late because “time got away from me”.

She added that she was a full-time student and asked to do community service rather than pay a fine.

In a separate case, Antoine Famous, 31, was fined $1,500 fine for a breach of curfew after he failed to appear for meetings with the Department of Court Services to decide if he was suitable for community service.

The court heard that Famous, from Pembroke, asked to do community service in place of a fine, but court services could not contact him for an interview, despite several phone calls.

Famous told the court that he had no recollection of any calls, but opted to pay a fine instead because he could not “keep missing work to come back to court”.

Famous was a passenger on a bike that was stopped on Crow Lane at 12.26am on December 20 last year.

He told police that he had been at his girlfriend’s house and that she was taking him home.

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