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Fine and roads ban for motorist who refused breath test

A motorist who crashed his bike in Pembroke has been disqualified from driving all vehicles for 18 months.

Rejon Tucker, 39, from Devonshire, admitted not providing police a sample of his breath after the incident when he appeared in Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that police attended the scene of the crash, which occurred at the junction of Dutton Avenue and Marsh Folly, on July 25 and saw Tucker’s bike lying in the road.

When talking to him, officers smelt alcohol on his breath and heard that his speech was slurred.

Tucker was then taken to the Hamilton Police Station, but refused to take a breath test after being ordered to do so several times.

Tucker told magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that the crash happened after he rode his bike over the centre line and lost control, not because he was impaired.

In addition to the ban, Tucker was fined $1,000.

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