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St George’s man admits drink-driving

Magistrates' Court (file photograph)

A 36-year-old man was ordered to take part in a drink-drivers’ treatment programme after pleading guilty in Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday to driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Takiyah Burgess, for the Crown, told the court that police officers were monitoring traffic by South Road in Devonshire shortly after 10pm on August 18 when they recorded Daniel Atwood speeding on his bike at about 74 km/h.

When they stopped Atwood, from St George’s, they observed that his eyes were glazed and that his breath smelt of alcohol. Atwood admitted to consuming alcohol before getting on his bike and also admitted to the court that he had a problem with alcohol abuse.

Senior magistrate Maxanne Anderson disqualified him from driving all vehicles until further notice from the court and ordered that he take part in DUI Court beginning on September 6. He was released on $1,500 bail.

She also ordered that a recovery assessment report be conducted for Atwood.

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