Layne off to jail after failing to pay $2,000 fine
Jason Tyrone Layne, 33, was jailed today after failing to pay forthwith fines totalling just over $2,000 for three traffic violations.
Appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court No. 2 before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, the unemployed man pleaded guilty to having no insurance coverage, no driver’s licence and driving an unregistered vehicle when he was caught by police on Sunday night.
For not having insurance, Layne was fined $800 with an alternative of six months in jail. For not having a driver’s license, the fine was $750 with a similar alternative. For not registering the vehicle with the Licensing Authority, the fine was $500 or four months behind bars.
Police stopped Layne, of 7th Avenue, Lot #4 Bagatelle, St Thomas in the area of the Everton Weekes Roundabout close to midnight on Sunday.
Layne’s antecedents revealed that he had committed similar offences in 2004 when he was suspended from driving for six months.