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Sandys man remanded in custody for mental health assessment

A man who insisted he would not pay thousands of dollars in traffic fines was remanded in custody for a mental health report.

Tazhe Bean, 27, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to riding an unlicensed motorcycle, riding an uninsured motorcycle, and riding without a licence.

He also admitted possession of a black ski mask and a screwdriver intended to be used in a burglary.

The offences were detected after Bean was stopped on East Broadway near Hamilton on Wednesday.

Magistrate Craig Attridge fined Bean, from Sandys, $2,580 for the traffic offences and asked him if he could pay that day.

Bean told the court: “I’m not paying them ever – I don’t work”.

Geraldine Smith, of court services, said that Bean had psychiatric problems and required evaluation.

Mr Attridge ordered a mental health assessment and adjourned the case until March 10.

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