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Drink drivers’ licences suspended for 18 months

Magistrates' Court

Two drivers who were questioned by police near Hamilton have been disqualified from driving all vehicles for 18 months.

Jerold Dyer, 47, from Warwick and Willis Steede, 29, from Pembroke, both pleaded guilty to drink-driving when they appeared in Magistrates’ Court.

Senior magistrate Maxanne Anderson heard that on March 25, officers found Dyer asleep in his car, which was parked near a bus shelter on East Broadway and had the engine running.

Police woke Dyer up and asked him to get out of the car.

They smelt alcohol on his breath and saw that he was unsteady on his feet.

Dyer was then taken to the Hamilton Police Station, where a breath test showed 134 milligrams of alcohol within 100 millilitres of his blood.

The court also heard that on March 28, police stopped Steede for speeding on Crow Lane.

Officers smelt alcohol on Steede’s breath and took him to the Hamilton Police Station.

A breath test revealed that Steede had 187 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit for driving in Bermuda is 80mg/100ml.

In addition to being banned, both men were fined $1,500.

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