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Drivers fined and banned from roads

Two people who drove while impaired by alcohol have both been disqualified from operating all vehicles in Bermuda for 18 months.

Julia Cabral-Tucker, 45, and Bonaficio Albite, 44, admitted the offences, which both occurred in Paget, when they appeared in Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The court heard that police attended a single-vehicle crash near The Lane on September 28 and saw a Suzuki car on its side in the road.

When talking to Tucker, who was standing in front of a nearby wall, officers smelt alcohol on her breath, noticed that she was unsteady on her feet and took her to the Hamilton Police Station.

The court then heard that on October 29 officers followed Albite after seeing that his truck headlights were off along Trimingham Hill.

Albite repeatedly drove over the centre line and, at one point, drove onto a kerb before being stopped on South Road and taken to the Hamilton Police Station.

Both defendants, who apologised for the incidents, were fined $1,500 in addition to being banned.

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