Kelvis Taylor of Ponds Extension was arrested and charged with “driving under the influence” (DUI) following an incident which occurred at about 2:00 on the morning of 25th February, 2011.
He was reportedly driving vehicle PA3277 – owned by Eunice Taylor – westward along the eastern portion of the F. T. Williams Highway and having entered the roundabout (located next to Gillard’s compound, the vehicle ran off the road and collided with the building which houses the supermarket.
The impact resulted in damage to the bordering fence, one of the building’s windows and extensive damage to the vehicle. Taylor, the lone occupant of the vehicle, reportedly suffered no injuries.
Taylor appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 3rd March, 2011, on a DUI charge and also on a charge of “driving with an expired driver’s licence”.
He was convicted by way of confession and fined $2,000.00 to be paid within two weeks or serve one month imprisonment on the first count and on the latter, he was fined $400. He was also charged with “driving without due care and attention” to which he pleaded guilty and was issued a $300 fine.
Meanwhile, other persons appeared before the same court on the same day and were convicted by way of confession, of the charges brought against them.
Saddlers resident, Romeo Richardson, was convicted of two counts of “driving off the bus route” and fined a total of $300 to be paid within a specified time or in default, serve three days imprisonment. The offences were committed on 25th October, 2010 and 17th August, 2010.
Karl Henry of West Farm, for driving when not covered by insurance, was fined $1500 to be paid within one day or serve three months in jail and for the offence of “driving without due care and attention”, was fined $400 to be paid within one day or serve three months. The offence was committed on 25th February, 2011.
Orchard Street, Greenlands’ Deserie Ryan, was convicted of “driving motor van PA 4245 when she was not covered by insurance” and “driving without a driver’s licence” and was fined $1000 to be paid in one month or serve three months on the first count and $400 to be paid within one month or serve three months on the second count. The offences were committed on 5th December, 2010.
A total of $2700 has to be paid by Ayorinde Abayomi of Wades Garden as punishment for violating the federation’s traffic laws. He was fined $400.00 to be paid within two weeks or serve one month in prison for “driving without a valid driver’s licence” and $1,500.00 for “driving without insurance”. The remaining $800.00 is to be paid for “driving without due care and attention”. The sum must be paid within two weeks or a custodial sentence would be imposed.
The Traffic Department is advising that it will “continue its enforcement of the Traffic laws, while continuing the urge motorist to observe traffic regulations and safe driving practices”.