Fined for lying

Man ordered to pay for giving police wrong name

COURT TODAY BLOCKWhen police officers stopped a man travelling along Dalkeith Hill, St Michael yesterday for not wearing a seat belt, he told them his name was Omar Phillips.

He also gave his address as Windward Gardens, St Philip.

And when asked for identification, the man said he had none with him at the time.

However, police later discovered that he was actually 24-year-old Daniel Oneal Weekes from Culloden Road, St Michael.

Weekes pleaded guilty to not wearing a seat belt and to giving police a false name and address.

Asked by Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale why he had done such a “stupid thing” as lying to police, Weekes replied: “When I see the officer I got afraid, Sir.”

“Afraid what! You thief something?” the magistrate replied.

Seale said legislators had implemented the seat belt laws to protect people and had he given police the right information, he may have escaped with a fine or a warning.

Instead, the magistrate said, he was at court facing two charges.

Weekes agreed that his actions did not make sense.

He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the seat belt offence but was ordered to pay a $250 fine for giving false information.

“I don’t like people lying to the police,” Seale said as he sentenced Weekes.

3 Responses to Fined for lying

  1. Cleveland Gibson
    Cleveland Gibson February 26, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Funny how life can be. A friend of mine had to pay $300 to the court for having a discolored number plate..but here it is this person lied about his name to police and paid the court $250.

  2. Tone Danielsen
    Tone Danielsen February 26, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Good thing there is a law for using seatbelt

  3. Alex Alleyne February 26, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Make it MANDATORY for ALL DRIVERS when operating a vehicle to have in their possession a valid drivers licence at all times and this error will not have taken place . Barbados also need licence plates that REFLECT at night like a neon sigh . This will surely help the Police at night in indentifing vehicles .


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