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Rider gets driving disqualification after crash

A man who crashed into a wall was banned from the roads for 18 months after he admitted drink-driving.

Police were on patrol along Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton Parish when they found Stefan Furbert, 40, in the road with his motorcycle on top of his foot, Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday.

He told officers that he had struck a wall nearby and struggled to get up.

Police managed to get the bike off him, but noticed a spilt beer bottle next to him and suspected Furbert of drink-driving.

He was arrested and taken to Hamilton Police Station, where he offered a sample of breath for analysis.

It showed that he had 187 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80mg/100ml.

The incident happened on May 19.

Senior magistrate Maxanne Anderson fined Furbert, from St George’s, $1,500 in addition to his road ban, and ordered him to pay by the end of the day.

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