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PSV operators banned from road

COURT TODAY BLOCKThree Public Service Vehicle (PSVs) operators, all from St Peter, who appeared in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court on Monday had their licences cancelled and were disqualified from driving PSVs or taxis for a period of time.

Shawn Scantlebury, of Rose Hill, St. Peter pleaded guilty to allowing more than one passenger to sit beside him along Black Rock Main Road, St. Michael last October 29.

Magistrate Graveney Bannister disqualified Scantlebury for 12 months.

Bryan Alleyne of Black Bess admitted to two traffic offences when he appeared in the same court.

Those were that on October 1, 2014 he stopped other than at a bus stop to let off passengers and did not wear his badge in a manner which could be easily seen. He was disqualified for six months.

Meanwhile Carson Jordan of Gays also pleaded guilty to two offences. He allowed more than one passenger to sit beside him and picked up passengers other than at a bus stop.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months for the offence and fined $450 forthwith for the second offence, with an alternative of 45 days in jail.

Alleyne has over 39 traffic convictions, Scantlebury 50 and Jordan over 242.

In Jordan’s case, Magistaret Bannister took note that even though many of them had been a long time ago, Jordan had seemingly taken a “hiatus” but has continued to offend. The Magistrate therefore felt that a deterrent sentence was necessary.

3 Responses to PSV operators banned from road

  1. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls April 30, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Can you imagine a psv operator wias allowed to rack up 242 traffic convictions in our justice system and still be licensed? I don’t care how long ago there were. He never should have been allowe to get that far.

  2. Damian April 30, 2015 at 5:12 am

    It is unfair wat this judge is doing a whole man gets his means of supporting his family and himself taken away from him not able to drive anything for 6 – 12 months ur putting that man to rob n commit other crimes but men with guns n weed n who do far worse than them r given bail n small fines

  3. Michael April 30, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    damian it is unfair that you are so friggin stupid it really is.(1)had he been thinking about his family he won’t be breaking the law (2)idiots ar not given licenses but people with road sense and good judgement (3) it should have been a higher fee seeing that he had so many offenses plus a 3 year suspension of his particulars (4) kudos to the magasterate that took a stance against it


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