Foster accused of driving under the influence

A 52-year-old man appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Wednesday charged with three traffic offences.

Brian Patrick Foster, of No.2 Club Morgan Ridge, Christ Church, was not required to plead to the charges of driving a motorcar, XK391, on St Lawrence Gap while under the influence of drink or drugs to such an extent as to be incapable of having proper control of the vehicle.

Foster, a manager, was also accused of driving the same vehicle without due care and attention and consideration for other persons using the same road on Jan 2, 2017.

He is scheduled to appear in the Traffic Court for January 9, 2017.

91 Responses to Foster accused of driving under the influence

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn January 5, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Not him alone a lot of other people too.

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  2. Charlie Black January 5, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Seriously???
    This the First time I see this kind of report in Bim. For many years… I see many natives doing the same. Maybe we see more being taken off the streets for doing this. Canada Laws are tight on this .. Welcome higher punishment maybe??? for a serious offence..

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  3. Linda Huyton-Hill
    Linda Huyton-Hill January 5, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Too many ppl driving full of alcohol and stoned on the roads of Bim….. but nobody seems to stop and punish them

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  4. Hal Austin January 5, 2017 at 5:38 am

    About time. Driving under the influence is at epidemic proportions in B’d

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  5. hcalndre January 5, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Where is the proof that the man was driving under the influence of drink or drugs when there`s no breath analyzer testing done in barbados.

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    • harry turnover January 5, 2017 at 7:24 am

      Exactly !! I would like to hear the PROOF….the proof from the Police and the ” proof ” of the alcohol.

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    • Marva January 5, 2017 at 10:45 am

      The charge sentence did not stop at under the nfluence but was qualified to say that he was incapable of handling the vehicle.. I believe the policemen saw him swerving about etc..

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  6. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love January 5, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Linda, you are right, but it still doesn’t excuse his behavior. Drink driving destroys families plain and simple.

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  7. Kate Turner
    Kate Turner January 5, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Wow. I’m amazed to see that someone has actually been charged for this. Good news. Please let’s see more of this – too many people driving around on the roads under the influence and getting away with it.

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    • Kate Turner
      Kate Turner January 5, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Putting innocent lives in danger…..

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    • David Wyndoze
      David Wyndoze January 5, 2017 at 7:03 am

      This is near ASTOUNDING!
      Barbados actually charged someone!

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    • Linda Huyton-Hill
      Linda Huyton-Hill January 5, 2017 at 7:42 am

      David Wyndoze absolutely!!!!!!! Great news!

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    • Kate Turner
      Kate Turner January 5, 2017 at 8:32 am

      David Wyndoze astounding is the right word. I was totally amazed to read this. Not before time……!

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  8. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock January 5, 2017 at 5:58 am

    How is the judgment going to determine what Bac was in his system its frivolous! his lawyer should be smiling!

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  9. Jennifer January 5, 2017 at 6:15 am

    @Charlie Black – Are you saying he is not a native?????

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  10. Jennifer January 5, 2017 at 6:23 am

    @Charlie Black – What is the difference between him and a so called native??????

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  11. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock January 5, 2017 at 6:26 am

    first there’s no testing of the driver at the time of report what level of alcohol the prosecutor would outlined. to the court,as you might be aware that the consumption of alcohol varies from person to person on the Bac,chart!what is classified as over the limit in Barbados from a breath alyser?yes he could’ve had a few drinks the occasion for consumption also comes into the equation,then as a first timer all of these items comes into plea as no one was injured.easy case for the accused and a lesson being taught! Can’t suspend his license as his lawyer would argue it a part of his bread and butter as long as your driving is part your ways of earning a living.

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    • Jah Son Elcock
      Jah Son Elcock January 5, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Since you are such an authority, what is the best way to determine this?

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    • Rawle Maycock
      Rawle Maycock January 5, 2017 at 7:13 am

      The two charges of driving without due care and attention and due consideration for others using the road even those would’ve been squashed but as a first timer the prosecutor must make something stick as a token to the. Treasury.

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    • Rawle Maycock
      Rawle Maycock January 5, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Jar son Elcock, I’m not an expert but I’ve followed the things in life that matters,so that I won’t be too far behind,the BAC.represents Blood alcohol concentration,as I’ve said that alcohol intake varies yes!it do in accordance with one weight,condition,size or gender or the medications that one are using at the moment, the intake of alcohol can react in accordance.

      Eg.the alcohol reacts quite differently as some people have different sizes and weights hence some one weighing 100-140lbs 1 drink is equal to 4% alcohol intake comparable to some one between 160-240lbs whereas the alcohol intake percentage would be much lower 2%etc so that person might be able to consume more alcohol in order reach what is consider an unexceptible level.

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  12. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock January 5, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Driving either without care and due consideration is the only two charges that can stick.

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    • Lennox Hewitt
      Lennox Hewitt January 5, 2017 at 7:18 am

      Yes cause how officer no he drunk he get a seriosity test or breathalizer test ? how officers no he drunk then ? so good lawyer it can’t stand up n court not dat he may not be drunk but we dealing with the law here tho he may be drunk still have to prove it in court .

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  13. Lennox hewitt January 5, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Hcalndre good point how u prove he were drunk not like outside where u hsve the breathaliser test so n bim how we prove he drunk cause it read driving under influence so the court now got to prove that .

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  14. Lennox hewitt January 5, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Driving dangerously on road is not a charge ?at least to me that more sound like it but driving under influence could only be alcohol still got to prove he drunk .

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  15. Becky Hayes
    Becky Hayes January 5, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Eimear Bruton

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  16. Kenrick Purcell
    Kenrick Purcell January 5, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Breathalyzer needed here. Since TNT implemented the law many have been taken off the road and so,many lives saved….Plus the state collects fines….Do It

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    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner January 5, 2017 at 7:32 am

      Politicians in Barbados useless as hell that’s why there is not such a law like that here.

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    • Kenrick Purcell
      Kenrick Purcell January 5, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Rawle Spooner Its a regional thing as far as I’m seeing yes.

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    • David Wyndoze
      David Wyndoze January 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Breathalysers
      cannot happen in Barbados.

      Too much embarrassment for Owen,
      drunk Police going back home from Windward…
      politicians, businessmen, etc.
      It could precipitate the downfall of society!! lol

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  17. David Wyndoze
    David Wyndoze January 5, 2017 at 7:02 am

    OMG – a first in Barbados???

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  18. Marilyn C Fields
    Marilyn C Fields January 5, 2017 at 7:06 am

    This is 2017..this will disappear like 2016…no worries..

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  19. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner January 5, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Oh yeah there is a silent racism in Barbados and it cuts both ways,so lets not pretend it’s only the dark skin people who are guilty of it.

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  20. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner January 5, 2017 at 7:30 am

    First thing he was not charge with drunk driving and his lawyer gine make these two charges go away with maybe a small fine.Until politicians make drunk driving a crime police can’t do squat to anyone for driving under the influence because without breath testing the charge cannot be proven in court period.Also if they introduce breath testing and make drunk driving criminal which it should be most drivers in Barbados might be in big trouble.

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    • Sassi Chic
      Sassi Chic January 5, 2017 at 7:42 am

      So why bother to arrest him if the charges will not stick….and how is it determined that he’s under the influence….under the influence of what????

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    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner January 5, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Sassi Chic agree with you but he must have been driving crazy and broke traffic laws that’s only reason I can see for arrest and charges.

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    • David Wyndoze
      David Wyndoze January 5, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Weaving all over the road?
      Spotted visually driving thus?
      Evidence is not always chemically proven.
      Sometimes it’s observation of behaviour!

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    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva January 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Sounds as though he was driving erratically, that’s a good enough reason along with a roadside physical test. Don’t need a breathalyser to determine if he was drunk under those circumstances. The breathalyser would be nice though to make things easier and more accurate as to the degree of his intoxication. If found guilty he should be slapped with a heavy fine.

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  21. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed January 5, 2017 at 7:32 am

    over one incident you come to this conclusion????

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  22. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner January 5, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Linda Huyton-Hill he is not charge with drunk driving.

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  23. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams January 5, 2017 at 7:35 am

    52……….really

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  24. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt January 5, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Ok so now this is racism police report a white man for driving as there so under influence or drunk and it is racism go any court today or any dsy n tell me how much dark skin people police report so one white man to 99 dark skin people u telling me it’s call racism all mussy happen u does be with them more dan u with dark skin u mussy like nuff motor sports .

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  25. Roger Lorde
    Roger Lorde January 5, 2017 at 7:41 am

    You read this story and that is the conclusion you come to?

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  26. Linda Huyton-Hill
    Linda Huyton-Hill January 5, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Rawle Spooner ok, what’s he charged with

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  27. Dr. Haresh Thani January 5, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Years ago ( almost 15 years) there was a meeting of stake holders to discuss the use of the Breathalyzer but the there members of the tourist objected as it would affect arivsls

    Can someone tell us:
    1. How many drivers/passengers/pedestrians were injured or killed under the influence of alcohol
    2. How many tourist/locals were given a sobriety test.
    3. How many visitors would we lose if we had this test done.
    4. How many locals lives could have been saved.

    Be reasonable! Test all victims of accidents. remember victimswho died while under the influence.

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  28. Guy Smiley January 5, 2017 at 7:57 am

    For your information Hcaindre police officers have the right to take an individual whom they suspect of being intoxicated to a medical practitioner for a blood test to be administered whether at the QEH or privately. It is not done on a regular basis however but they have that option in their arsenal.

    Maybe they exercised their power in this instance.

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  29. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt January 5, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Yes cause he saying it racism it’s not all it is is police see him driving a certin way and report him u call it racism .

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  30. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt January 5, 2017 at 8:16 am

    2 of my friends family got kill by drunk drivers not saying here or overseas i got friends overseas 2 but my friend mother comming from church drunk driver and there had proof he drunk kill my friend mother the on the spot by s dark skin man as u put it , now my friend brother got kill by a white man there had nuff drinks on the vehicle now he did not get lock up so what u would call that ? I never say where it happen if england canada or usa or bim but i no the dark skin man do time n white man sign a cheque so 2 my friend family died cause drunk driving racism there ?

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  31. Angel Maria
    Angel Maria January 5, 2017 at 8:19 am

    People asking for proof who I NEVER see on here yet asking for proof when a Black man or woman gets arrested!
    You take it at face value that the police must have some sort of evidence prior to arresting them.
    Anyway, moving on….
    The arrest was all a pretty show put on to entertain us for the New Year. Like the show put on for us when those two, lawless, White idiots were arrested for multiple cases of arson. Like the show put on for us every time a White local is arrested for a crime (once every ten years) and charged (once every blue moon) and jailed (next week to never).
    #MySweetBarbados

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    • Michael King
      Michael King January 5, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Poor you.

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    • Angel Maria
      Angel Maria January 5, 2017 at 9:13 am

      No poor YOU. I’m not the one existing in a state of ignorant bliss.
      But, hey! If you’re happy. Do you. 🙂

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    • Angel Maria
      Angel Maria January 5, 2017 at 9:19 am
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    • David Wyndoze
      David Wyndoze January 5, 2017 at 10:55 am

      But likewise Black Privilege exists in many countries. Africa for example.
      Try being white in Zimbabwe, for example.

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    • Angel Maria
      Angel Maria January 5, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Has it always existed? From the very moment of its White colonisation, I mean.

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  32. Buck Bunty January 5, 2017 at 8:20 am

    It came has a big surprise to me there is no law for drink driving in Barbados. In the UK if you are involved in an accident both drivers of the vehicles are breathalysed and the possibility of checking mobile phone records.
    It surprises me that nothing such has breathalyser testing is in place and the government should pass this law ASAP to assist the police to prosecute the offenders and for the courts to give stiff penalties. If the police suspect you are driving under the influence of alcohol they should have the right to breathalyse the driver.
    Such crime should also reflect on offenders charged, insurance premium.

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  33. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt January 5, 2017 at 8:22 am

    How u no he did drunk ? Police give he a breahalizer test ?

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  34. Khati D
    Khati D'Souza January 5, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Or better yet pass the laws and charge and arrest ppl on spot.

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  35. Buck Bunty January 5, 2017 at 8:23 am

    There should also be a driving ban.

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  36. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt January 5, 2017 at 8:23 am

    With my friend case death involve so there had to be 110 percent proof there were drunk no guessing there .

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  37. Khati D
    Khati D'Souza January 5, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Isnt it the same? How they know this white man was drunk? Well everyone in the area where my incident happen knows the guy is an alcoholic. He admitted he was drunk by the way. But was never charged.

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  38. Bryan Mayers
    Bryan Mayers January 5, 2017 at 8:29 am

    U know how dumb u sound?

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  39. Sherrie Ann Simon
    Sherrie Ann Simon January 5, 2017 at 8:38 am

    So who charging the police for drinking and driving?

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  40. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt January 5, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Yes khat i wudda sue he for my wall black or white he have to build it back .

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  41. Khati D
    Khati D'Souza January 5, 2017 at 8:55 am

    They need to past the breath analyzer test law in Barbados.

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  42. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt January 5, 2017 at 8:55 am

    But how all dis racist talk come up ?

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  43. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt January 5, 2017 at 9:00 am

    But if someone damage my family property there got to fix it back black or white so n bout racism it bout fixing back or court den u pa more we signing sein .

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  44. pilly January 5, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Its amazing the large number of persons who seek to defend drunk driving.
    The drunk driving charge Barbados have is really the fairest one. It might be a bit clumsy to administrate but the fairest.
    Its base on the observation of the police officer which is then corroborated by a doctor. The doctor’s evidence will be his observation foremost which will be supported by a blood test. This allow him to rule out illness and confirm the possiblity of the operating factor of alcohol or drug. The charge is based of the persons inability to control the vehicle not just the smell or even presence of alcohol in the blood.
    Therefore to be convicted you would got to be blind drunk and behind the wheel. So observation like slur speach, staggering, unable to support ones self, unaware of basic direction will be considered along with a few other that i will not disclose.
    Breathalyzer test creates a problem when it come to setting the limit. It can trap a person who had two beers or one rm and coke but quite fine. But release a person who had one beer and is intoxicated. Maybe the two can work together. My experience is that any amount of alcohol or drug effect your judgement skill whether initial positive or negative and there any limit is a gud limit.
    JUST MY PERSONAL COMMENT.

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  45. Ryan Shepherd
    Ryan Shepherd January 5, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I swear dam court system needs work. Just like the tourist getting arrested for a spliff on the beach

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  46. Patrina Drakes
    Patrina Drakes January 5, 2017 at 10:13 am

    He would have to be driving real reckless and get pull over and black, white, brown ,green or yellow it good he get stop cause it could have been a vehicular manslaughter charge and somebody burying their love one

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  47. Greengiant January 5, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Someone has finally been charged, a Caucasian too and suddenly some have become legal experts, breathalizer experts and more. There’s no more weak police force and corrupt administration sheltering the Caucasian people in this country.

    All we have seen here is the police seeing an extreme cases and taking the necessary action. The courts will have to do the rest so we all should let justice prevail.

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  48. Rose Lorde January 5, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Mr. Foster appeared on Wednesday, he was not required to plead, is this an indictable offence, he is to appear in the Traffic Court, why not take him there in the first place, and is he on bail or what? When was the offence committed? Wonder what the charge sheet read, ” State the offence, contrary to Section … of …Act which states ….. Was he tested and what level was he above, now if he was not tested how would you know what level he was at and by how much was he above the level. Stay tuned. Was he charged because he was clearly unfit to drive and if you took him off the road without ascertaining what level he was at, it could be considered “an arrest”. hehe hehe hehe. Just asking, somebody with the legal training please enlighten me before Monday 9th when he reappears. If he did kill somebody he would be charged with dangerous driving or furious driving, pay a lil fine, deprive some family of a loved one or loved ones and then it would be business as usual. IF THEY COULD SAY WHAT THE LEVEL WAS AND IT WAS ABOVE THE SPECIFIED LEVEL HE SHOULD NOT BE DRIVING, IF cause the police cant tell ya what the level was.

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  49. Vashti Brathwaite
    Vashti Brathwaite January 5, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Maybe he reeked of alcohol and thats all the #proof that was required this goes to the trolls querying the proof .
    Its hightime we started using the breathalyzer here in Barbados, too many innocent lives are lost and too many people maimed on account of driving under the influence or texting whilst driving.

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    • Gittens Hallam
      Gittens Hallam January 5, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Breathalyzer should be active in Barbados years now but when u got all the big ups kids driving MP this and ML that drunk it won’t happen

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    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva January 5, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      There is also a physical test to determine if the person is under the influence.

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    • Vashti Brathwaite
      Vashti Brathwaite January 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Yup like walking a straight line .

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  50. anthony durant January 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

    If its not broken dont fix it.. so many times i see goverment own vehicles park outside rum shop.. i see people during working in rum shops. We need to test worrkers too. Will certain people it our socieity get a gold pass.?

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  51. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes January 5, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I have a solution, send home all Policemen, forget about the Law, any and every thing becomes right and fire the Politicians too. Every one will then be able to do what they when they want and however they want and we will all be able to live happily ever after. Since wrong seems to be right and right seems to be wrong, my suggestion seems to be the only solution.

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  52. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock January 5, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    He’s one out of thousands!

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  53. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock January 5, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Remember I’m condoning this type of behavior! But it’s like we’re on the express way hundreds of vehicles is speeding and the speed cop randomly select one. driver as other burst past by,l laugh I know that he would ever catch me!Asia don’t exceed the limit if I hit it I come off the throttle.

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  54. Observer January 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    When is the new jail start building because u r going to need a lot of accommodations

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  55. Helicopter(8P) January 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Where was the buddy system? Why would you want to turn your ignition on under such a condition? He should have know some of the party people. He should have take due care and attention to his state of affairs

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  56. jrsmith January 5, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Lots of people seems to be so concern that this white man is accused of driving under the influence.. if he was black this would have been a different story…..
    I am so surprise to see a white man in Barbados is arrested , every one seems to know the laws,
    He is not going to be charge with anything he will walk free , thats why there is no traffic laws enforcement in barbados because , people like this guy have got to be protected…..look at (DODDS) see how many blacks there….

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  57. jrsmith January 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Someone slipped up here , big mistake…..

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  58. JOHN TITHERIDGE January 5, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    must have been reeeel baaad to get arrested

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  59. Hal Austin January 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    This is a serious offence. Was he remanded in custody, or is that only for certain people?

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  60. Guy Smiley January 5, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Hal maybe he was held in a drunk tank until he was sober and then one of his family members picked him up. Hmmm maybe he cussed the officer too. That maybe why they arrested him.Maybe he was also disorderly. I doan know

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  61. Guy Smiley January 5, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    JR Smith do you know the race percentage in Barbados?

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  62. Denise Blackman
    Denise Blackman January 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    52….seriously???

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  63. Jennifer January 5, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    jrsmith – good shot. He won’t spend a day in dey.

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  64. Jennifer January 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    jrsmith – like one person commented about natives doing the same thing too. If he was born here and lives here then he is native to here. More than likely his ancestors came on the same boat as the so called natives. so he native too.

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  65. Jim Nicol January 7, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Having enjoyed Barbados every year for over 15 years this is indeed the first time I have ever seen someone brought to task for such a dangerous offence. Anyone not just in Barbados who is prepared to take the risk of killing someone behind the wheel of a car deserves everything they get. The only issue is the punishment will not match the crime. Why does the breathalyser not exist in Barbados! Maybe the authorities need to have a serious look at themselves and consider how many people are to die or be injured before something is done. With a fantastic bus and taxi services available why do people do this!!!!

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  66. Andy Gittens January 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I remember walking with my mum and sister during the late 1960s. My mum pushed me and my sister out of the road. She had sensed something was amiss. Good thing, because a drunk bus driver almost ran us over.

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