Breath test refuser banned and fined

July 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

A 28-year-old man was fined $800 and banned from driving today after he refused to provide a breath sample to police.

Magistrates’ Court heard that Christopher Brown was stopped after a police car was forced to swerve to avoid a collision with his car.

Police said that Brown’s breath smelled of alcohol, his speech was slurred, and his eyes were bloodshot.

He told police when questioned: “I had two drinks.”

Brown, of St George’s, was ordered out of the vehicle and asked to take a breathalyser test.

But he said: “No, I don’t agree.

“I know my rights, you have to prove it.”

Brown pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to the incident, which happened on Mullet Bay Road, St George’s, on June 15.

He apologised for his actions in court.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo disqualified Brown for a year in addition to the fine.

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