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Teenager fined and banned from roads for drink driving

Magistrates’ Court (photo by Glenn Tucker)

A teenager was banned from Bermuda’s roads for 18 months after pleading guilty to drink driving.

According to Maria Sofianos, for the Crown, police attended the scene of an accident involving an auxiliary bike on Pitt’s Bay Road on Sunday, July 31.

Ashley Attride-Stirling, 18, of Southampton, told officers that she had slipped off her cycle. While questioning her, officers noticed that her eyes were glazed, her speech was slurred and that her breath smelt of alcohol.

After she was treated for road rash injuries at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Attride-Stirling was taken to the Hamilton Police Station where a breathalyser test revealed that she had 102.1 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 milligrams.

In addition to being disqualified from driving all vehicles for 18 months, senior magistrate Maxanne Anderson fined Attride-Stirling $1,500.

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