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Unlicenced Benz driver fined

COURT TODAY BLOCKA 42-year-old St Michael man Monday escaped jail for driving a Mercedez Benz without licence of insurance.

Ronald Oneal Bascombe of 2nd Avenue South, Wildey, St Michael pleaded guilty to both offences when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court.

According to Station Sergeant Peter Barrow, a police constable on sentry duty at the entrance of Central Police Station saw the driver hit the side of the wall as he was entering the station on Saturday and decided to check on his particulars.

She discovered that Bascombe was not the owner of the vehicle and had neither a driver’s licence nor insurance. Further, the owner of the vehicle said he never gave Bascombe permission to drive it, but he did not wish to prosecute any matter relating to his vehicle.

When Bascombe’s record was checked, the court discovered that he had faced the court on two similar offences a decade ago.

Acting Magistrate Elwood Watts chided Bascombe, telling him that had the accident involved a person, it would have been “straight to prison” for him.

Bascombe, who apologized for his actions, was fined $1,000 forthwith for driving the car without insurance. He was given another two weeks to come up with a further $1,000 for driving without a licence.

5 Responses to Unlicenced Benz driver fined

  1. Sue Donym August 9, 2016 at 7:49 am

    The rest of this story must be even more interesting… or Ronald Bascombe is the luckiest man in Barbados. How do you get away with driving away a Mercedes-Benz without permission, be found by police to have no licence, have similar offences on your record and walk (?) away with time to pay a relatively gentle fine? And because the owner is said to have no interest in prosecution, does it mean that the state views the other offences as not having been committed? Must be nice…

  2. jrsmith August 9, 2016 at 8:11 am

    This is a big part of the madness which many bajans families is hurting by, for the injury and lost of they dear family members.. this man seems as though he cant really drive , they would be hundreds if not thousands of people as like this Mr, Bascombe person in Barbados. ( frightening)..

  3. The Negrocrat August 9, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    The man was drving a BENZ, what wanna expect.

  4. Debera August 9, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    He want Benz up for true.


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