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Man taken off the road for 18 months for drink driving

Magistrates Court (file photograph)

A 30-year-old man was taken off the roads for 18 months after pleading guilty to drink driving.

Michael Soriano, of Pembroke, appeared in Magistrates’ Court yesterday and admitted to drink driving in Pembroke on August 21.

According to Nicole Smith, for the Crown, police officers stopped to speak with Soriano as he came to a stop at a junction by Langton Hill.

The officers noticed that his eyes were glazed and that he was acting nervously while being questioned.

He admitted to having two beers before getting on his bike. He was taken to Hamilton Police Station where a breathalyser test revealed that he had 136 mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The legal limit for driving in Bermuda is 80mg/100ml.

In addition to banning Soriano from the roads for 18 months, magistrate Craig Attridge ordered that he pay a $1,200 fine. He was given until November 30 to pay the fine.