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Motorists ordered to take part in drink-drivers programme

Two motorists who were stopped by police were both ordered to participate in a drink-driver’s court treatment programme.

Jorge DeSilva, 47, from Paget, pleaded guilty to driving while impaired by alcohol and Kevin Trott, 43, from Pembroke, admitted drink-driving when they appeared in Magistrates’ Court today.

The court heard that police first stopped DeSilva, who was riding his bike on North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish, on June 18, and asked to see his driver’s licence.

Officers saw that DeSilva, who admitted drinking before getting on his bike, was unsteady on his feet and took him to Hamilton Police Station.

The court also heard that police stopped Trott after his car almost hit a parked vehicle on Front Street on August 12.

Trott also admitted drinking earlier that night and was taken to Hamilton Police Station, where a breath test showed he had 160 milligrams of alcohol within 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit for driving in Bermuda is 80mg/100ml.

Senior magistrate Maxanne Anderson ordered that the men, who both admitted having a problem with alcohol, participate in DUI Court beginning on September 5.

DeSilva was released on $2,500 bail and Trott was given $1,500 bail until that time and both were banned from driving all vehicles until further notice.

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