Man double the drink drive limit sent to DUI Court – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS

Man double the drink drive limit sent to DUI Court

Mail

Print

Tweet

Magistrates Court: Plea court (File photograph)

A man who yesterday admitted being more than double the legal alcohol limit when he was involved in a crash was ordered to take part in a DUI programme.

Basil Gibbons, 57, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to drink driving.

The court heard that police were called to a two-motorcycle collision at the junction of Loyal Hill Pass and the Railway Trail in Devonshire.

Officers spoke to the motorists, one of whom was Gibbons, and suspected he had been drinking.

Gibbons admitted to drinking beforehand, but insisted that he was not responsible for the collision.

He told police: “I probably had six Heinekens, officer.

“I’m not going to deny it, I was drinking – I did have a few and I’m sorry.

“I’m sorry officer, but this accident was not my fault.”

Gibbons was taken to Hamilton Police Station where he agreed to take a breath test.

The breath test showed that Gibbons had 191.1 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80mg/100ml.

The incident happened on April 17.

Gibbons, from Devonshire, apologised for his actions and requested that he take part in the DUI programme.

Magistrate Tyrone Chin adjourned the case until November 24 and released Gibbons on $1,500 bail.

He also ordered a social inquiry report and a drug assessment.

Mail

Print

Tweet

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published November 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Updated November 19, 2020 at 6:19 pm)

Man double the drink drive limit sent to DUI Court

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon