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Two fined and banned from roads for driving offences

Magistrates' Court (file photograph)

Two people have been banned from the roads for 18 months for driving offences.

Joe Botelho, 64, from Sandys, pleaded guilty last week to driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Cindy Clarke, for the Crown, told the court that on October 1, Botelho was seen repeatedly driving his van over the centre line while heading west on Middle Road, Southampton.

Police stopped him and noticed that his eyes were red and his speech was slurred. He admitted to drinking “a couple of beers” before getting behind the wheel.

Daeshonae Young, 21, of Pembroke, was also banned for 18 months after admitting to refusing to provide an adequate breath sample to police.

Officers attended a bike accident on Parson’s Road on September 9, the court was told.

They noticed Young trying to pick up her bike and put it on its stand and also noticed that her eyes were red and her speech slurred.

She admitted to having “one tequila” before getting on her bike.

Once taken to the Hamilton Police Station, she did not provide a sufficient breath sample to police.

In addition to being banned, both defendants were ordered to pay a $1,500 fine each.

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