Man caught on bike with knife to be sentenced in March – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Man caught on bike with knife to be sentenced in March

A traffic stop led to a $1,300 fine and a six month roads ban for a man who was caught with a knife.

Kenneth Wade, 26, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to possession of a knife, driving whilst disqualified and speeding at 60km/h.

The court heard that police were carrying out speed checks on Crow Lane near Hamilton when they clocked Wade riding his motorcycle at 60km/h – almost twice the 35km/h speed limit.

Officers stopped Wade and, after running a check, discovered he had been banned from driving until April 18.

Police also searched Wade and found a switch blade with a three-inch cutting edge in his waistband.

He told police: “I have it for work.”

But he was arrested and charged with the three offences.

The incident happened on Wednesday around 5.18pm.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo ordered a social inquiry report in connection with the knife possession offence and adjourned sentence until March 10.

He also fined Wade, from Pembroke, $300 for speeding and $1,000 for disqualified driving. The ban will start when his present one expires.

• It is The Royal Gazette’s policy not to allow comments on stories regarding court cases. As we are legally liable for any libellous or defamatory comments made on our website, this move is for our protection as well as that of our readers.