Archive for: April, 2015

Drivers urge moderation in law banning alcohol

Drivers urge moderation in law banning alcohol Police, Arrive Alive welcome new bill Geisha Kowlessar Published: Thursday, April 23, 2015 Stephen Cadiz “I think it should be in moderation. If they ketch yuh with one bottle…what is dat,” was Richard Hernandez’s response to the proposed Motor Vehicle Bill which can result in a $5,000 fine…

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Student on drunk driving charge

NEWSDAY   Tuesday, April 21 2015 A FOURTH year medical student, whose breathalyser test registered double the legal alcohol limit, yesterday appeared before a Tunapuna magistrate to answer the charge. Steven Swarath, 23, was charged with failing a breathalyser test and appeared before Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine in the Third Court. His attorney, Fareed Ali told…

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Beer warning for drivers

TRINIDAD EXPRESS   Bill proposes $5,000 fine for alcohol in hand By \\\\ Ria Taitt Political Editor Story Created: Apr 21, 2015 at 10:48 PM ECT Trini males who habitually drive with a beer in one hand and their other hand on the wheel will face a hefty $5,000 fine and six months jail, once…

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Drunk soldier arrested after accident

Monday, April 13 2015 A MEMBER of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment has been arrested by police after he failed a breathalyser test yesterday after being involved in a vehicular accident which left several persons injured. According to a police report, the soldier was driving a marked TT Regiment vehicle in the company of an…

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21 drunks sent for counselling

By AZARD ALI Tuesday, April 14 2015 A SECOND chance was given to a kind hearted magistrate who instead of levying hefty fines, ordered 21 persons who appeared before her on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, to attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) counselling. The accused persons were “fortunate” not to have come before…

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Ackbar: Make drunk drivers do community work

By AZARD ALI Wednesday, April 15 2015   VETERAN Justice of the Peace, Ackbar Khan, believes drunk drivers should be jailed, or in the least, given community work to clean the streets of wrecked derelict vehicles. Khan expressed disagreement with a magistrate in San Fernando over her adjudication on Monday of 21 drunk drivers by…

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