Friday, October 10 2014
BUSINESSMAN Shaun Sammy, son of local contractor Junior Sammy, has pleaded guilty to the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and will be sentenced by a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on December 2.
Sammy, whose father was in court for his son’s brief hearing before Magistrate Marissa Gomez, was stopped by police on August 23, at French Street, Woodbrook where he failed a field sobriety test after being stopped during a traffic exercise at about 5 am on the day in question.
Sammy was taken to the Central Police Station at St Vincent Street in Port-of-Spain, where two breathalyser tests were conducted.
According to the results of the tests, Sammy was said to be 86 microgrammes; 51 microgrammes over the legal limit of 35 microgrammes per 100 ml of breath.
Sammy was represented by Gilbert Peterson SC. Court prosecutor Sgt Holford informed the magistrate that tracing for Sammy had not been done and it is expected that it will be ready in time for sentencing.
Sammy’s attorney will on December 2, advance a plea in mitigation before the magistrate sentences him.
Prior to her reading out the charge, Gomez gave the assurance that she was not “prejudiced” and her mind “is clear”, after Peterson expressed concern that comments were made about the case during a television talk show programme.
On Wednesday, Sammy secured an injunction preventing Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne from speaking about his case or anything related to him on his programme which airs on Cable Network CNC3.