A 23-year-old man, who is currently on remand on gun and ammunition charges, was today convicted of several traffic offences.
Rochad Kadeem Bryan of Fairy Valley, Christ Church had denied the traffic charges when he first appeared before the court on September 18.
However, the unemployed man apparently had a change of heart when he went before Magistrate Elwood Watts in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court today with his attorney Kim Sealy.
Bryan pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a traffic stop sign while driving on Church Hill Road, Christ Church on September 15 around 11:30 p.m.
He also admitted to operating the motor car without two lighted headlamps while on Cane Vale Road, to having a vehicle which was equipped with only one red lamp in the rear while on Green Hill Road, to not drawing his vehicle to the left and stopping on hearing a police siren and to having no driver’s licence or insurance coverage.
Today, his legal counsel asked the magistrate to consider the fact that her client was also facing firearm and ammunition charges.
She therefore requested that a fine be imposed on him and that he be given at least three months to pay it.
For not stopping at the traffic light, Bryan was fined $250 which he must pay in three months or spend 30 days in prison. For having no front lights or back lamps, he was convicted, reprimanded and discharged.
For failing to stop on hearing the police siren, the magistrate said it was “a deliberate act” and fined him $350, which he must pay in three months or spend 30 days in prison.
On the driving without due care and attention he was fined $200, which must also be paid in three months. A $500 fine was also imposed on him for not having insurance, with the magistrate warning the accused man that “you can’t drive about like that”.
The traffic offender was also slapped with a $300 fine for not having a driver’s licence.
Bryan returns to court on November 8 when his firearm and ammunition cases continues.