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Woman fined for breaching Covid stay at home order

A woman was fined $2,500 after she admitted visiting a friend during the last Government stay at home order.

Imani Byron, 23, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to going to another house during the order, as well as a breach of the previous 8pm to 6am curfew and obstructing police.

The court heard that police went to a Southampton home on April 29 after they got a call about a potential breach of the Covid-19 regulations.

Byron and another person admitted that they did not live at the house and Byron gave officers her home address.

Police later discovered that she did not live at the address provided and they traced her back to her home in Sandys.

Byron told the court that she stopped at her friend’s house because she would not be able to make it to her home before the start of curfew.

She added that the address she gave police had been her previous home.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe fined Byron $2,500 and gave her until October 31 to pay.

The owner of the Southampton home, Kara Lindo, was convicted last Thursday of hosting Byron and another and was fined $3,000.

The third person involved in the incident has not yet come before the courts.

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