Lindeners charged, fined for several traffic offences

Several Lindeners who appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Thursday were fined in connection to various traffic offences.
Twenty-one-year-old Winston Junior of West Watooka, Wismar, Linden, was fined $7500 for failing to conform to a stop sign.
He pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that he failed to conform to a stop sign while driving motor car PPP 7954 along Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden on October 23, 2018. The fine carries a default sentence of seven days in prison.
Eon Lorrimer also faced the court on Thursday accused of failing to wear a safety belt while driving. The facts stated that the 24-year-old labourer failed to wear his safety belt on October 30, 2018 while being the driver of motor car PPP 4502 at Causarina Drive, Mackenzie.
Lorrimer pleaded guilty and was fined $7500. Failure to pay the fine will result in an alternative sentence of a week in prison.
Joshua Mangar received his first strike on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to driving while his breath alcohol level was over the legal limit. The facts stated that Mangar of Bamia on October 30, 2018 drove motor car PTT 5311 while his breath alcohol level was 200 micrograms.
Magistrate Azore fined Mangar $7500 and made a note on his licence. She warned the defendant against drinking and driving, and reminded him that his next offence of a similar nature would see his licence being suspended for one year.

Meanwhile, a 67-year-old pensioner on Thursday received leniency from Magistrate Azore. Patricia Lewis stood before the court facing charges of being an unlicensed driver, driving an unfit and uninsured motor vehicle and obstructing traffic.
The pensioner of Baraballi Street, Retrieve pleaded guilty to all charges, but explained that she took a chance to uplift her medications at a local pharmacy and was very sorry for the incident.
Police Prosecutor Vinetta Pindar related that the woman had two prior convictions for the same offence. However, Magistrate Azore let Lewis off with a warning before discharging the matter.