Tuesday, October 28 2014
LENNOX OUDIT, the husband of Lyndira Oudit who is political leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) was yesterday fined $2,000 for driving under the influence of alcohol at about 2.30 am on Saturday. He was stopped during a roadblock exercise and yesterday, Oudit pleaded guilty in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court to the offence, before Magistrate Rehanna Hosein.
The court police prosecutor, Sgt Dianath Harricharan, told the magistrate that at about 2.30 am at Cipero Street, San Fernando, Police Constable Alex Mohammed stopped Oudit’s vehicle – PCS 4866. A strong scent of alcohol emanated from his breath, Hosein was told, and the police officer conducted a breathalyser test which revealed that he was 20 micrograms over the legal limit, per 100 millilitres of breath.
Oudit, of Belle View Gardens, South Trunk Road, near La Romaine, was taken to the San Fernando Police Station. There, WPC Small Maynard conducted another breathalyser test. It was revealed that at 3.05 am, the alcohol content in his breath was 56 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath. He was charged with the offence.
Asked by Hosein what he had to drink at such an early time in the morning, Oudit answered, “Seven beers.” Wife Lyndira, who was a former vice president of the senate, was not present in court for her husband’s appearance yesterday.
Attorney Rekha Ramjit, who is chairman of the ILP, arrived in court and enquired about the outcome after Oudit had left when the magistrate ordered him to pay a fine of $2,000.
Oudit said he did have the cash on him, so Hosein granted him one day to pay.