Car thief slapped with fines
A Bayville, St Michael man who stole his neighbour’s car and then got involved in an accident was fined when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Wednesday.
Jason Junior Nicholls was charged with driving the vehicle without the owner’s consent between November 12 and 13, 2016. His problem was compounded by the fact that he did not have a valid driver’s licence and he was not covered by insurance.
Nicholls pleaded guilty to all the charges and Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant placed him on a bond for one year.
If he breaches the bond, he will have to pay the court $1,500 forthwith or spend six months behind bars. He was also fined a total of $1,100, payable in one month with an alternative of two months in prison, for stealing the car.
The court heard that after Nicholls drove away the car, police saw him on Marhill Street, The City, but when they approached him he fled. A car chase ensued and police apprehended him on Magazine Lane, also in The City, after he was involved in an accident.
When asked if he had anything to say, Nicholls told the magistrate: “I made a mistake . . . a serious mistake. I had a job for eight months. My job is all I have for my four daughters.”