Man Pleads Guilty To DUI & Driving Violations

September 10, 2015

A 48-year-old American guest worker, who had been on the Island for only week at the time he was stopped by police, appeared in Plea Court this morning [Sept 10] and came away with $2,600 in fines after pleading guilty to having no driver’s licence, no vehicle licence, no third party insurance, and driving with excess alcohol in his blood. All four offences occurred in August 2015.

That was the total in fines levied by Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo after the Crown Prosecutor told him that Mr Arthur Hayes had been stopped by police who had observed him riding erratically. After being arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired, the police breathalyzer test showed that Mr Hayes had 162mg of alcohol in 100m blood.

The Magistrate also applied the mandatory disqualification and disqualified him from driving all vehicles for 18 months. The Magistrate told Mr Hayes that the advantage of being in Bermuda was that, compared to the US, people could walk or run everywhere.

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