Disqualified teenager banned for drink-driving

A teenager was banned from the roads for 18 months yesterday for riding a bike over the drink-driving limit while disqualified.

Jerriko Gibbons, from St George’s, pleaded guilty to impaired driving in Magistrates’ Court.

The 19-year-old also admitted that he rode a motorcycle while disqualified.

Police spotted Gibbons on South Road, near the roundabout at Trimingham Hill in Paget, travelling at high speed on Boxing Day last year.

The court heard that Gibbons was carrying a pillion passenger. He was pulled over on South Road, near Inglewood Lane.

Checks revealed that he was disqualified from riding a motorcycle until February 18 this year.

Police also smelled alcohol on Gibbons’s breath. He admitted to police he had been drinking “a while ago”.

A later breath test showed 117 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80/100.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe fined Gibbons $1,000 for drink-driving and $750 for driving while disqualified.

He ordered Gibbons’s 18-month ban to start after his existing ban has expired.

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