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Man convicted of road offences to face trial over knife charge

A man was fined more than $3,000 yesterday after he admitted a string of traffic offences.

Magistrates’ Court heard that Jahni Holder, 27, was caught driving while disqualified, riding an unlicensed and uninsured bike, riding and speeding at 83km/h.

Holder denied possession of a folding knife.

The court heard that Holder was stopped on North Shore Road in Pembroke last Sunday after police saw him travelling at more than twice the 35km/h speed limit.

The court was told that officers found a knife with a 3.25in cutting edge during the stop.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo was told that Holder had been banned from the roads until October next year.

Mr Tokunbo fined Holder, from Pembroke, $3,350 for the traffic offences and ordered him to pay by March 4.

He also banned Holder from the roads for another 18 months.

Mr Tokunbo adjourned the knife possession case until February 21 and released Holder on $3,000 bail.

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