Man fined for failing to provide breath sample


Failing to provide a breath sample has led to a Pembroke man being fined $800.

Reginald Smith, 60, pleaded guilty to refusing to provide a sample of breath for analysis on February 10.

Magistrates’ Court heard that Smith made a U-turn in front of a police vehicle on Court Street, near Elliot Street, at about 5.15pm.

He subsequently hit a sidewalk near Dundonald Street.

Police reported his breath smelled of alcohol, his speech was slurred, and his eyes were glazed.

Questioned if he had been drinking, he told officers: “I’ve only had one or two.”

Asked by Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo if he had anything to say, Smith responded: “I apologise to the court, your Honour.”

Mr Tokunbo fined Smith $800 and disqualified him from driving all vehicles for 12 months.

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