Williams gets 80 hours
Dwayne Tyrone Williams was ordered to serve 80 hours of community service by a Bridgetown magistrate yesterday after pleading guilty to five offences.
Williams, who resides at 3rd Avenue Waterhall Land, Eagle Hall, St Michael appeared in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court before Magistrate Graveney Bannister to answer to one drug and four traffic charges.
Besides having a small amount of cannabis in his possession, Williams admitted that he failed to comply with a traffic sign, and had inefficient brakes, no bell or registration number on the bicycle he was riding on October 8.
The court heard that police saw when Williams rode along Bank Hall road and went through a red light. The officers pursued and caught up with him. While they were informing him of the traffic violation he had just committed, Williams began trembling and fidgeting with one of his pants pockets.
He was subjected to a search which revealed the marijuana in a small transparent bag. When police checked the bicycle, they realised it carried no number plate or bell, and the brakes were not working properly.
Magistrate Bannister ordered Williams to return to court on December 7.