Two plead guilty to traffic offences

Two unemployed men, who pleaded guilty to traffic offences, must perform several hours of community service.

Dwayne Ricardo Niles, of Fairfield Main Road, St Michael, admitted to riding a bicycle, which was not equipped with a bell, brakes or lights, along Black Rock on October 26.

The 33-year-old porter told Magistrate Graveney Bannister he was using the light on his cellular phone that evening, before the phone battery drained. He further explained that the bicycle was not his and that he normally used his foot to apply brakes, either by placing it on the asphalt or the back wheel.

“Like [the fictional movie character Fred] Flintstone Sir, I am his cousin,” Niles said jokingly.

However, the magistrate was not amused.

“You should not ride that bicycle on the road. If you get it from Flintstone, give it back,” Bannister said as he imposed 150 hours of community service on Niles, who said he had been out of work since August.

The other traffic offender, Rasheed Antonio Ricardo Squires, of Ashbury, St George, owned up to riding a bicycle without a front lamp, a bell and a number plate on Fairfield Road on October 27. The 24-year-old also admitted to giving police a false name and address.

In his own defence, Squires told the District ‘A’ Traffic Court magistrate he was not the owner of the bicycle.

Not happy with the number of bicycle offences before the court, the magistrate suggested that police should consider impounding bicycles to stop “these things from happening”.

In the meantime, Squires, who is not known to the court, was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service.

Both he and Niles return to court on March 23 next year for updates.

8 Responses to Two plead guilty to traffic offences

  1. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt November 4, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Trevor got to be and idiot if my father do something trevor saying i should apologise? As someone say why he did not tell Arthur so years ago educationin common sence n commonsence n common.

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    • Ricky Bynoe
      Ricky Bynoe November 4, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Wrong post boss

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    • Lennox Hewitt
      Lennox Hewitt November 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Well if wrong post sorry well what is the right post if i wrong i admit n one dem dat gine argue if i wrong i wrong

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  2. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt November 4, 2017 at 6:13 am

    He may be a good historian and a good idiot to go with it .

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  3. Ras November 4, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Lennox go to the back of the class
    The head line here is ‘Two plead guilty to traffic offences’
    Where you went School

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  4. De Fish Man November 4, 2017 at 9:55 am

    It seems as if police & the courts have time waste on petty incedints of people on bicycles…!!
    Aren’t there much more serious things they should be spending their time looking for…..???
    Having license bicycles is such a silly outdated English rule that’s probably been on the law books for 100/years….
    What’s the fee these days….??
    Used to be $3…..!!
    Probably the government is keeping it so they could raise it to $25 & then probably $75…..!!!
    Just another excuse to suck more money away from the poor people…….!!!!
    Giving them comunity service what a waste of time…!!!
    Give them a paid job instead,that would probably be better

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  5. Milli Watt November 4, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    with a name like de fish man could not expect any better. the police are right these are two jokers who should do society a favour and take a flying leap…….your type feel somebody owe your lot a job ssstttuuupppseeeee. yuh right magistrate and he come court mekking sport. riding from side roads onto main roads with out stopping

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  6. Belfast November 4, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Get away with an unlicensed bicycle, without lights and brakes today, and tomorrow you graduate to doing the same with a motorcycle or a motor car.
    Then later down its an unlicensed AK47 with a mob-a-ton of bullets.
    This is one of the reasons that we find ourselves in this ridiculous position where every Tom ,Dick and Harry thumb their noses up at the law of this land.All laws, whether “big” or “small” must be adhered to.

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