Wrong turn

Mechanic before court after driving client’s car without permission

A 40-year-old mechanic who got into an accident after driving a client’s vehicle without permission appeared in a Bridgetown court today charged with several offences.

Sylvester Orlando Moore of Anton Gap, Station Hill, St Michael admitted before Acting Magistrate Sandra Rollins in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court that he took the vehicle without the owner’s consent yesterday and drove it without a licence.

However, he denied that the vehicle he was driving had no insurance.

According to prosecutor Sergeant Vernon Waithe, Moore was given the vehicle to repair. But he drove it and went on Country Road to take some money to a man when he was involved in an accident.

The magistrate chastised Moore for his actions, telling him that driving without a licence was “a serious thing”.

“This is the second time that you have done this. You were given an opportunity before,” Rollins said.

She then slapped a $650 fine on Moore who must pay up by September 22 or face one month in jail.

However, he was also granted $2,500 bail and ordered to return to court on September 6 for the owner of the car to tell the court the cost of getting the vehicle fixed.

3 Responses to Wrong turn

  1. Barbara Haynes
    Barbara Haynes August 23, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    A sad mistake

  2. Gail Agard Wallace
    Gail Agard Wallace August 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Bad. He knew better.

  3. Carlson Pascal
    Carlson Pascal August 23, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Clearly they got the age wrong…lol.


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