It may have been his cousin’s car, but Enrico Carter of Brydens Avenue, Brittons Hill, St Michael still ended up in court today to answer to a charge of driving away the vehicle without the owner’s consent on November 20, 2016.
Apart from not having permission to drive the vehicle, Carter neither had a licence nor was covered by insurance. The court heard that Carter’s cousin had paid him to wash the vehicle, but when he called out to him to speed up the job, he discovered the vehicle was gone. Carter was later held in Oistins, Christ Church and the vehicle found nearby.
Carter’s lawyer, Lyngeolle Morris, urged the court to be lenient and consider that he was a young man who had a child on the way.
Morris also said her client had expressed remorse for his actions and the vehicle was returned without damage or injury to anyone. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sergeant fined Carter $750, payable in two months, or he will spend four months in jail for not having a licence, and $350 in two months or four months in prison for driving without insurance. He was also disqualified from obtaining a licence for 12 months.
Carter must be back in court on January 20, 2017.