Expensive bike ride for St Michael teen
An 18-year-old St Michael man was Friday slapped with a $1 250 fine after pleading guilty to committing a number of traffic violations in the City.
Tio Romario Renaldo Peters of #311 Field Place, Bayville, admitted to riding a motorcycle without a helmet, driver’s licence, insurance, or road tax, and failing to register the vehicle.
According to the facts read in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court, lawmen were on mobile patrol along Martindales Road yesterday when they saw the accused on the bike.
Peters looked in the direction of the police and sped off into Taylor’s Gap in an attempt to evade the lawmen. They gave chase and the accused was apprehended after falling off the motorcycle twice.
For riding without a helmet, Magistrate Graveney Bannister fined the teenager $250 forthwith with an alternative of 25 days in jail; $250 forthwith or 25 days in prison for not having a driver’s licence; $750 forthwith or 75 days in jail for having no insurance; and convicted, reprimanded and discharged him for the other two offences.