Risky move

Man caught driving uninsured motorcar, without a licence

A 36-year-old man, who took “a risk” in driving an uninsured motorcar without a driver’s licence, has one month to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court $1,100 in fines.

Kevin Antonio McConney, of Bedford Lane, Roebuck Street, St Michael, was driving the motorcar around 2:30 this morning, along Hastings Main Road, when he was pulled over by police because the vehicle was not equipped with a light illuminating the rear number plates.

After pointing out the offence, police requested his name and address, which he gave as Jamal Omar Gittens, of 2nd Avenue, Station Hill, St Michael. On further investigation, it was discovered that he had no driver’s licence and that the car was not insured.

“I was to clean the car, but I take the risk to pick up someone. I started giving the police the wrong name, but stopped because it belonged to one of my friends and I say, ‘I can’t do that to him’. That is why today I throw myself at the mercy of the court. I can’t fight up or fuss,” McConney, who had no previous traffic offences but is known to the court, explained to Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.

He was reprimanded and discharged for having no lights and convicted, reprimanded and discharged for giving police a false name and address.

However, McConney was fined $350 for having no licence and $750 for having no insurance.

Both fines are to be paid in a month, if not he will have to spend three months behind bars.

McConney was also disqualified from holding or applying for a driver’s licence within the next year.

He returns to court on January 4 to show proof of payment.

3 Responses to Risky move

  1. milli watt November 24, 2017 at 9:55 am

    wait this clown ain’t get charge under the new road traffic Act. tired a dese lousy rats tekking a risk at my expense……….stupse he want locking up

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  2. Gregory Cummings November 24, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    What message are we sending for driving without license or insurance or BOTH? Is it only a major offense when someone dies?

    Come on justice system! Be consistent. Be reasonable. Send the right message- the risk of irreparable harm is too great if you are not qualified to drive for it to be treated as anything other than a major offense.

    No wonder people feel they could take “a risk”.

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  3. JT November 24, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Really ridiculous. Such lenience after the law recently passed with heavy fines??? Is this magistrate smoking weed?
    Jamal should be thrown in jail for 48 months. 12 months for no licence and 12 for driving an uninsured car and 12 months for the missing light on the car. And 12 months for attempting to put someone elses life at risk because he willinglym knew he was committing an offense.

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