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Case dropped against alleged drunk driver

Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole, Tortola

Fortune smiled on a 61-year-old motorist in the Magistrate’s Court recently when a traffic matter against him was dismissed.

Long Look resident Cedric George was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

However, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo dropped the case against the senior citizen after being told that the prosecution was offering no evidence.

The court was told that the investigating police officer was ill and out of the territory. Allegations were not read aloud.

George, who has a second traffic case pending, appeared oblivious to the specific matter for which he was brought before the court.

When the drunk-driving matter was mentioned, he asked the court: “Which one is that?”
Other traffic offence

George, in the meantime, is scheduled to return to court to report on paying compensation to a complainant in the second traffic case.

He was fined $250 in April after he pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention. George was charged with that offence after his vehicle collided into a Government vehicle in January 2015.

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