A 21-year-old car park attendant has been hit with $2 000 in fines for driving without a licence and insurance.
Briarson Eurias Samuels of Gemswick, St Philip, pleaded guilty to driving a motor car along Bay Street, St Michael without a driver’s licence and car insurance on December 4, 2023. He also admitted to carrying an offensive weapon, a flick knife, without lawful authority or excuse on the same day.
The prosecutor in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court outlined that acting on information, police went on duty in the Bay Street area and saw Samuels driving a silver-grey Ford Laser. They stopped him and asked for his licence, and he replied that he did not have any. When they asked for insurance for the vehicle, he replied: “I buy it last week and I driving it on the woman’s papers”.
During the stop, Samuels was also searched and he admitted to the officers that he had a flick knife in his pants for “protection”.
Magistrate Alison Burke imposed a fine of $500 on him for driving without a licence. That money is due in two weeks or else he will spend 25 days at Dodds Prison. With regards to driving with no insurance, Samuels was slapped with a $1 500 fine, to be paid in three months or he will be jailed for 150 days.
He received a reprimand and discharge for the weapon.
Samuels returns to court on December 19, 2023.