27 Year Old Man Fined & Disqualified For DUI

June 4, 2015

Appearing in Magistrates Court, 27-year-old Sergiu Cazacu pleaded guilty to driving whilst the level of alcohol in his blood exceeded the legal limit. He was fined $1,200 and disqualified from driving all vehicles for eighteen months.

Crown Prosecutor Loxly Rickett told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that around 2:50am on 31st May, following a report of a single vehicle accident in Pembroke, police had found Mr Cazacu lying in the road with his motorcycle nearby.

Mr Cazacu was questioned, taken to Hamilton Police Station, and breathalysed where he was found to be over the limit.

Asked by the Magistrate if he had anything to say, in halting English, Mr Cazacu, read from a prepared statement saying that he was sorry. He explained that because of his working hours, he needed independent transport in order to make work and requested that he not be disqualified.

The Magistrate told Mr Cazacu that the law allowed him no discretion and that disqualification was mandatory.

The Magistrate said that he might have to do what other people in other countries did, and start out earlier and walk.

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