19 Year Old Fined $500 After High Speed Chase

October 7, 2014

A 19 year old man was fined $500 after pleading guilty to driving without due care and driving dangerously, with the Court hearing he was doing in excess of 100kph and ended up “in the shrubbery” in Devonshire.

Jarico Burt plead guilty to driving without due care and consideration and driving dangerously, with the Court hearing had lead police on a chase that saw him reach speeds said to be in excess of 100kph and that ended with him falling off his scrambler type cycle and being found, as the police evidence put it, “in the shrubbery”.

Burt was fined $500 and disqualified from driving all vehicles for twelve months by Senior Magistrate Archie Warner.

Prosecutor Maria Sofianos told the Senior Magistrate that the chase began after Burt passed patrolling police, on North Shore Road in Pembroke on 6th October 2014.

In the ensuing high-speed chase, Burt led police over Barker’s Hill before falling off the bike and scrambling into the undergrowth.

Burt asked for and was granted time to pay his $500 fine.

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  1. Just One says:

    Wow only $500? That’s not a deterrent! We need to stop “babying” these young men!

    • Tylar says:

      $500 is like the cost of a speeding ticket. Sounds like it is more cost-effective to pull chase than go Magistrates #PoetAndDidntKnowIt

  2. inna says:

    $500? Thats all? These are the young bies the courts need to throw the book at the deter them from such future behaviour.

    Tell me, what is a 19 year old, riding a scrambler, getting chased around by cops at 1:30pm on a Monday, doing with his life?

  3. Family Man says:

    Need time to pay???

    Sell your bike. You shouldn’t be on the road.

    • hmmm says:

      Perhaps Bike should be confiscated until fine is paid. If fine not paid within 30days , then bike is sold to pay fine.

      Incentive is to pay before you lose your bike. Also loss of bike is an incentive to pay NOW.

      • Come Correct says:

        Um perhaps his bike should be crushed in front of him at the dump like the rest of the impounded vehicles. He thought he was the guy, now crush the guys bike. Crush it and his hopes of being a shotta.

  4. Young Adult says:

    Wow. But then again he is 19 and it is probably his first offense. A year off the road is fair.

    • Huh ? says:

      Young Adult – I hope the next time he decides to pull chase at 100 kph that you or any of your family and friends are not on the road and in his way.

  5. M.P says:

    Real loser

  6. sage says:

    I got burnt $2500 for speeding 53k, failure to give name (lie by police) and “offensive words” calling the cops clowns, no swearing, next time I will definitely pull chase.

    • V&G says:

      damn near took the front off my car Fr*****G idiots — give him 12 months and 12 months of community service

    • eye in the sky says:


    • Come Correct says:

      The law favours the criminals, I don’t blame you.

    • Jim says:

      Next time just show them your driver’s licence and keep your mouth shut..
      53k is a $150 fine lol..

  7. tom cooke says:

    I know… back in 1986 I was taken off the road for a year.. and a $ 425 fine for doing 64k …. go figure… Take his bike and a lot more cash.

  8. Eddie de Man says:

    High Speed Chase! All high speed Chases present a present and clear danger if not an out right theat to both Vehical users and Pedestrians alike.- due to the the roads as we know it in Bermuda.
    This is a case were the some legal or inside hanky panky was involved or the Judicial system is just outright unstable.- go figure!
    Should have been a $1000 fine and 6 Mounths all vehicals suspended.

  9. Would have though the penalty was much sterner. Should be!!

  10. CC says:

    Suggestion for making an example of scrotes like this:

    1. Fine the hole off them and confiscate the vehicle.


    2. Give them minimum of 6 months community service.


    3. Upon satisfactory completion of CS ban them from ALL motorised vehicles for 24 months.


    4. Summons them to the Police compound to witness and/or participate in the destruction of their vehicle – make sure plenty of pictures are taken of both the vehicle and the offender. Post these pictures across the island as fair warning for anyone else contemplating similar behavoir.

  11. Former Union Member says:

    Hi speed chase…just come down on Harbour Road on any given day between Belmont and Mizzentop at 5pm. You wouldn’t have to chase them much. Just start pulling them over. I am unclear why there is seldom a police presence on this straight stretch. Especially during the evening commute.

  12. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Judicial system is weak and needs a complete OVERHAUL! No wonder this island is in the state it is in!!

  13. Boston Baked Bean says:

    I seem to remember that the fine for “driving without due care” in itself is $750. Add to that the speeding and evading and you’ve got a heck of a lot more than $500. What in the world is wrong with Archie Warner ??? Must be really frustrating for the police to arrest people only to have the courts grant them this kind of leniency.

  14. Jj says:

    Lofl his a **** for getting caught. He can’t ride!