ZR driver begs for a break

ZR driver Richard Lavine must pay an $800 fine within the next two weeks or he will have to spend 80 days in jail.

Lavine, of Bristol Road, Cave Hill, St Michael, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Graveney Bannister to failing to comply with a stop sign; allowing more than one person to sit at his side; and three counts of being off route.

The offences occurred between January and February this year.

In terms of the off route offences, one of which occurred on Flagstaff, Lavine, who was the driver of ZR 346, explained that traffic was “really heavy” on the day in question and that he had decided to take an alternate road as “time is money”.

“But I know I shouldn’t break the law,” he told the magistrate, adding that “I hardly do that, just once in blue moon”.

Lavine also requested community service for his offences. However, Bannister informed him that he was at the 240 hours limit.

He was therefore fined $500 forthwith on two of the offences, which he immediately paid, and another $800 fine that must be paid by November 17.

“Cheese Sir, I ain’t got much money. I only have $500 . . . . Don’t hit me with no more,” Lavine pleaded.

He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the remaining offences.

8 Responses to ZR driver begs for a break

  1. Saga Boy November 4, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I say to take away his license for a year and the next time take it away for 2 years and the next time take it away for 5 years. Too many lawless drivers.

  2. Angela Griffith
    Angela Griffith November 4, 2017 at 4:14 am


  3. harry turnover November 4, 2017 at 7:03 am

    This man should have been banned for 10 years.

  4. Romel N November 4, 2017 at 9:56 am

    What wud be the purpose of doing that ppl like wunna should consider other ppl situation how wud u like ur job of employment taking away from u over something so petty traffic offenses get commit every day from worst road users tho than public service operators

  5. jrsmith November 4, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    You break the law and remind yourself you are doing wrong…… Putting him on one year probation and giving the 80 days to pay the fine , that would be up to him to carry on with his stupidness .

  6. jrsmith November 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    My bet on him he is going to break the law again………

  7. Carol Grant Cumberbatch
    Carol Grant Cumberbatch November 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    He should made to pay more…..them does so much nonsense.

  8. Belfast November 4, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    It’s a wonder that he did not plead with the magistrate that he had some 12 children to support.


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