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18 month ban and fine for drink driver involved in collision

A driver involved in a collision with a motorcyclist was yesterday banned from the roads for 18 months after he admitted having care and control of a car while impaired.

Magistrates’ Court heard that police were called to a traffic accident in Southampton after a car struck a motorcyclist that rode across the centre line.

The court heard that both vehicles were damaged and the motorcyclist suffered minor injuries.

Officers found Tafari Mallory, 38, next to the car, which had a set of keys in its ignition.

They asked if he was the driver of the car and if he had been drinking, but Mallory did not respond.

Officers arrested him on suspicion of having care and control of a vehicle while impaired and took him to Hamilton Police Station for a breath test.

It was alleged that Mallory did not comply and he was charged with refusal to take a breath test, but the Crown did not offer any evidence on the charge.

The incident happened on October 25 last year.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe fined Mallory, from Sandys, $1,000 in addition to the road ban and ordered him to pay by October 29.

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