Man Who Rode Into Crime Scene Fined $800

December 7, 2012

In Magistrates Court yesterday [Dec 6], Michael Raynor, 31, of Pembroke admitted that he was riding whilst impaired on last week when he rode his bike through the Pembroke crime scene that had been set up after the shooting of a 20-year-old man.

Facing Senior Magistrate Archie Warner, Mr Raynor said that he was sorry that he had done so. For the DWI offence, the Senior Magistrate fined him $800 and disqualified him from driving all vehicles for 12 months.

Mr Raynor requested time to pay the fine, which the Magistrate denied since he had been charged with another DWI offence in 2005, but never appeared in Court. The Magistrate dismissed the 2005 matter as it was seven years old, but use it as grounds to deny him time to pay the fine for this DWI offence.

On 1st December 2012 there was a shooting in the North Shore/Bandroom Lane area. Approximately one hour after the incident Mr Raynor ignored the police barrier and sped up Bandroom Lane onto the crime scene. He was forcibly stopped by Police resulting in both himself and the bike laying on the ground [pictured above]. He was arrested at the scene, and taken to Hamilton Police Station.

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  1. Trudy Trees says:

    Why are there differnt fines for the same crime? Drink driving is drink driving. $800 here $1,200 there, why aren’t there specific rules?

  2. Verbal Kint says:

    Because the Courts here are stuck in the 19th century. There probably is a well-defined penalty for driving a carriage at night without the proper lights and attendants. :)

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    What does he get for ignoring a police checkpoint? Maybe pain for his own stupidity is enough.

  4. FormerPLPVoter says:

    Lucky he got warner and not greaves cause it would have been more LOL!

  5. Daffy Duck? Nope, Daffy Decoy says:

    Recently, a routine Police patrol parked outside a local bar. Late in the evening the Police Officer noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk.
    The man stumbled around the car park for a few minutes, with the Police Officer quietly observing.
    After what seemed an eternity and trying his keys on five bikes, the man managed to find his bike which he fell onto. He was there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and rode off.
    Finally he started the bike, switched the lights on and off, flicked the indicators on, then off, tooted the horn and then switched on the lights.
    He moved the bike forward a few cm, backed up a little and then remained stationary for a few more minutes as some more vehicles left.
    At last he pulled out of the car park and started to ride slowly down the road.
    The Police Officer, having patiently waited all this time, now started up the patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and carried out a Breathalyser test.
    To his amazement the Breathalyser indicated no evidence of the man having consumed alcohol at all!
    Dumbfounded, the Police Officer said “I’ll have to ask you to accompany me to the Police station this Breathalyser equipment must be broken.”
    “I doubt it,” said the man, “tonight I’m the designated decoy”.

  6. Ayisha says:

    What’s up with all the the less than $1000 fines being handed out to everybody but white people.

    • Just Us says:

      Black Friday prices are still on until Christmas, business is slow for the courts… SMH

  7. Ayisha says:

    And if thes was the US this guy would have got 2 years in jail

  8. Ayisha says:

    Crime pays