Wednesday, October 15 2014
A MAN’S wife telephoned police on Monday night and complained that her husband was driving the family’s car, although it was not insured.
Yesterday, Shazan Subhan, 29, was disqualified from driving for three years by a San Fernando magistrate whom he stood before. He was also fined for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Subhan of La Fortune, Woodland, La Romaine, pleaded guilty to the two charges, before Magistrate Rehanna Hosein in the Traffic Court.
Court prosecutor Sgt Dianath Harricharran, gave a summary of the facts in a statement prepared by Police Constable Alex Mohammed.
Mohammed and another police officer went to serve a summons at a residence, the court heard, when they were informed that a man had driven off with a vehicle, PBC 5140, which had no insurance.
The police officers gave pursuit and later intercepted the car, forcing the driver — Subhan — to stop along the La Fortune Road.
The police prosecutor told the court,t when asked for his driving documents, Subhan said, “Boss, this car does not have any insurance.”
Mohammed, the court heard, suspected Subhan of drinking while intoxicated.
Subhan was arrested and taken to the San Fernando Police Station, where a breathalyser test revealed he was three microgrammes over the legal limit, of 35 microgrammes per 1,000 millilitres of breath. Subhan was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Asked whose car he was driving, Subhan said it was his, but his wife purchased it for him.
His wife, Subhan told police, has her own vehicle.
The prosecutor said Subhan has no previous record and it was his wife who telephoned the police and complained that Subhan had driven off with the vehicle which was not covered by an insurance policy at the time.
Hosein fined Subhan $1,000 or three months in jail for driving under the influence and $3,000 or nine months hard labour for driving with no insurance. He was allowed until December 12, to pay the fines.
Hosein also ordered that Subhan be disqualified from driving for a period of three years.