A 19-year-old’s admission today that he had been driving without a licence “for a while now”, has landed him at HMP Dodds until Friday.
Jaquan Janeil Stoute, of Kendal Hill B, Christ Church appeared before Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale today charged with driving on Silver Hill Road, in the same parish, without a driver’s licence or insurance on October 9. He pleaded guilty.
The discovery of Stoute’s traffic violations came about after police were summoned to the scene of an accident involving the vehicle he was driving and another car.
Asked by the magistrate why he was driving without a licence, Stoute stated: “I was driving for a while now”.
“Do you understand the implications of what you have just said?” the magistrate asked.
Stoute did not reply.
Magistrate Seale then informed the young man about the danger in which he had put other road users.
“So when you tell me you have been doing that for a while now, as callous as if that is no big thing . . . you really can’t be serious. You are saying that you have been doing it for a while now does not make sense because you are still incompetent,” Seale said, as he questioned Stoute about how he had acquired the vehicle.
“Someone with a licence got the hired car for me . . . but I don’t know his name,” he claimed.
But that was yet another of the teenager’s replies that did not sit well with the magistrate.
“You are aiding and abetting the commission of an offence . . . . You are not even contrite . . . so if you are willing to take the rap, take it! You are remanded into custody until October 14.”