A 33-year-old St. Michael man who today pleaded guilty to five charges involving a motor car was fined $1 500 forthwith or he must spend 75 days in jail.
As the fine was not paid, Jabari Michael Hurley, of Deacons Farm, St. Michael was led off to start his prison sentence and advised that if he acquired the money while in jail, he can speak to the prison authorities. He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on two of the charges involving licence plates.
The charges against Hurley were that on January 14, 2019, he drove a car on Waterford Road, St. Michael which contravened the Road Traffic Act; he had no driver’s licence, no insurance, no front plates, no rear plates and failed to register the vehicle.
Prosecuting Sgt. Vernon Waithe told the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court presided over by Acting Magistrate Anika Jackson, that police officers travelling along Waterford Road saw Hurley and others with a vehicle. When asked about the vehicle, Hurley admitted that it was his and it was not registered nor insured and he was not the holder of a driver’s licence. Hurley was taken to the police station.
When asked if he had anything to say, Hurley said the vehicle was being towed when he was stopped because it had no gas.
He also said that he had appeared in court at other times for similar offences and admitted that he never had a driver’s licence.