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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.

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