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Fine and ban for driver twice over legal alcohol limit

Magistrates' Court

A man who was more than twice the legal drink-driving limit when stopped by police was banned from the roads for 18 months yesterday.

Filipe Rodrigues Silva, 39, from Warwick, pleaded guilty to driving while influenced by alcohol when he appeared in Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that police conducting sobriety checks stopped Silva on South Road, Devonshire, on September 5 last year.

Officers saw that his eyes were red, his speech was slurred and they also smelt alcohol on his breath.

Silva was taken to Hamilton Police Station, where a breath test showed that he had 195 milligrams of alcohol within 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit for driving in Bermuda is 80mg/100ml.

In addition to being banned, Silva was fined $1,200.

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