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DUI court for driver with alcohol problem

A man who crashed his bike in Warwick has been ordered to take part in a drink-driver’s court treatment programme.

Trovaughn Smith, 39, admitted having care and control of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol when he appeared in Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Smith, from Southampton, also admitted refusing to have his blood alcohol level measured and driving while disqualified.

The court heard that police saw Smith sitting on his bike, which was on its side near the junction of Spice Hill Road and Camp Hill Road, on May 12.

Police determined that Smith had crashed his bike in the area.

Smith refused to take a breath test at the scene or have his blood drawn for alcohol content at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was taken after the incident.

Smith, who was disqualified from driving all vehicles for 18 months after a similar incident in 2022, admitted having a problem with alcohol.

Senior magistrate Maxanne Anderson ordered that he observe the DUI court session and released him on $2,500 bail.

Smith was banned from driving all vehicles until further notice.

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