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No Checkpoints Due To Error By BPS With Notice

No Checkpoints Due To Error By BPS With Notice

[Updated] Due to “an administrative error by the BPS, regarding the publication of the road sobriety checkpoint notice,” road sobriety checkpoints will not be conducted this weekend, the police have confirmed, adding that they “will continue to actively address drinking and driving on the roads this weekend using existing legislation.” Acting... Read more of this article

‘Legal Hurdles’ With Roadside Checkpoints

‘Legal Hurdles’ With Roadside Checkpoints

[Updated] Roadside sobriety checkpoints will implemented by police after the Cup Match weekend as certain legal requirements have not yet been completed, however the police “will be putting a special emphasis” on preventing drinking and driving this weekend. This follows after Government initially that “roadside sobriety checkpoints... Read more of this article

Video: Roadside Sobriety Bill Discussion

Video: Roadside Sobriety Bill Discussion

Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban and Transport Control Director Jasmin Smith held a ’roundtable discussion’ this morning [July 19] regarding the Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint bill. Yesterday the Government said, ““The Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint Bill includes three notable points:“A... Read more of this article

Roadside Sobriety Bill Awaits Governor’s Assent

Roadside Sobriety Bill Awaits Governor’s Assent

With the Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint Bill having passed through the Senate, Attorney-General Kathy Lightbourne-Simmons said she is pleased to know that the Bill will now move to Governor Rankin’s office for final assent. Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban commented, “It is our aim to introduce measures which will bring awareness,... Read more of this article

Court: Taxi Driver Banned For 18 Months

Court: Taxi Driver Banned For 18 Months

A taxi-driver has been banned from driving for 18 months after being caught behind the wheel while twice the legal limit. Cornell Bailey was observed swerving from one side of the road to the other on Middle Road in Warwick on the afternoon of June 13 by police officers in a private car. Bailey, 57, initially did not notice the police were trying to... Read more of this article

Court: Driver Fined & Banned After Crash

Court: Driver Fined & Banned After Crash

A 41-year-old Pembroke man has been banned from driving for 18 months. Lionel Roberts got on his motorbike while more than three times the limit and crashed into another motorcyclist in the early hours of July 7. Roberts and the rider of the other motorbike were both taken to hospital for treatment after the accident, which happened at 2am on Front... Read more of this article

Court: Drivers Fined & Banned For 18 Months

Court: Drivers Fined & Banned For 18 Months

Two drink-drivers have been banned from the roads for 18 months. Both Makeem Waldron and Barry Wilkes lost control of their vehicles in separate accidents earlier this year. Waldron, 28, of Devonshire collided with a wall at the junction of North Shore Road and Dock Hill in Devonshire on June 16 as he made his way home after a party. He initially claimed... Read more of this article

Road Sobriety Checkpoints Bill To Be Tabled

Road Sobriety Checkpoints Bill To Be Tabled

[Updated with video] The Road Traffic [Road Sobriety Checkpoints] Amendment Act 2018 will be tabled in the House of Assembly today [June 22], Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban said, adding that the “introduction of road sobriety checkpoints is only a small component in our effort to combat the challenges we are facing with... Read more of this article

Court: Drunk Rider Fined, Banned For 18 Months

Court: Drunk Rider Fined, Banned For 18 Months

A drink-driver who got on his motorbike while over the legal limit has been fined and banned from the roads. Joao Craveiro was stopped on Tee Street in Devonshire on May 18 after officers saw him swerving from side to side. When he was stopped Craveiro was unsteady on his feet and his eyes were glazed, the court heard. The 45-year-old initially told... Read more of this article

Court: Driver Fined & Banned For 18 Months

Court: Driver Fined & Banned For 18 Months

A motorcyclist has been banned from driving for 18 months after overtaking a police car while over the drink-drive limit. Dwight Jackson had been on a boat cruise before he got on his motorbike on May 18. He was stopped after he passed a police vehicle on Palmetto Lane in Devonshire at around 10:40pm. Jackson, 49 of Hamilton parish, admitted driving... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Pleads Guilty To Impaired Driving

Court: Woman Pleads Guilty To Impaired Driving

A woman has been banned from the roads for 18 months after admitting impaired driving. Jenny Tester got behind the wheel of a car in the early hours of May 20 and nearly collided with a police officer who was crossing the road. The incident happened on Front Street in Hamilton. Tester of St George’s was later arrested and initially claimed she... Read more of this article

Court: Driver Fined $600, Banned For 18 Months

Court: Driver Fined $600, Banned For 18 Months

A drink-driver has been banned from the roads for 18 months. Alvernaz Garcia was stopped in the early hours of May 5, this year, when officers saw him fail to stop at a junction in Southampton. He was then arrested after officers noticed that he had glazed eyes and his breath smelt of alcohol. Garcia was later found to be nearly twice the legal drink-drive... Read more of this article

Court: Driver Fined $1200, Banned For 18 Months

Court: Driver Fined $1200, Banned For 18 Months

A drink-driver who lost control of his bike has been banned from the roads for 18 months. Narasiman Chittibabu admitted driving when the proportion of alcohol in is system was over the legal limit when he appeared at Magistrates’ Court this morning. The court heard the 47-year-old crashed his bike at about 3.30am on St John’s Road in Pembroke... Read more of this article