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Biker who hit car while impaired banned and fined

A drink-driving motorcyclist who collided with a car and threatened to headbutt a police officer was banned from the roads yesterday and fined more than $3,400 for a string of traffic offences.

Urian Dickinson, 38, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to riding while over the legal alcohol limit and riding without a licence.

He also admitted riding an unlicensed motorcycle and riding without insurance.

The court heard that police responded to a collision between Dickinson’s bike and a car at the intersection of South Road and Cobbs Hill Road in Paget.

The car driver claimed that Dickinson, from Sandys, had hit her vehicle and had attempted to leave the scene.

But Dickinson told officers when questioned: “I’m walking, not riding.”

He threatened to headbutt the officers when asked to take a breath test.

Dickinson was arrested and taken to Hamilton police station but again refused to take a breath test.

A check on his motorcycle revealed that its licence and insurance had expired.

A further interview showed that Dickinson did not have a valid driver’s licence.

The incident happened on December 14 last year.

Magistrate Tyrone Chin fined Dickinson a total of $3,450 for the offences and ordered him to pay them by April 21.

He also banned him from the roads for 18 months.

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