A 49-year-old man, who had a little too much to drink over the weekend, was slapped with $2,450 in fines today.
And to avoid spending 200 days at Dodds prison, Ronald Ricardo Mapp, of 2nd Avenue, President Kennedy Drive, St Michael, paid the amount forthwith to the District ‘A’ Traffic Court.
Mapp pleaded guilty before Magistrate Graveney Bannister to driving without due care and attention and driving under the influence on March 31.
Sergeant Vernon Waithe told the court that Mapp was driving his motorcar towards the traffic lights at the junction of Probyn Street and Bridge Road, St Michael when he
hit a bicycle in the rear causing the cyclist to fall. Fortunately, the cyclist was not injured.
Mapp, who was not previously known to the court, apologized for his actions but that was not enough to prevent him from being disqualified from operating any class of vehicle for the next six months.
If he breaches the order he will spend three months in prison.