Footballer banned for refusing breath test

February 17th, 2019|0 Comments

A footballer was fined $1,000 and banned from the roads for 18 months after he refused to take a breath test.

Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that Jahkai Hill, 28, was stopped in his car at a roadside breath test checkpoint on January 1.

The court heard that he asked police: “Why are you doing this outside of a club?”

He refused to take a test and told police: “I’m not going to take the test because I know I’ll fail.”

Hill was told by officers that refusal to take a breath test was an offence and he was arrested.

He also refused a test at Hamilton Police Station.

He told officers: “I know I’m going to fail anyway, so no.”

The Warwick resident, who is a defender with First Division leaders Southampton Rangers, admitted the offence. Magistrate Tyrone Chin ordered him to pay the fine by March 12.

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