A woman, from 74 Half Mile, Wismar, Linden, was fined a total of $90,000 for a number of traffic violations when she appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
The defendant, 28-year-old Tiffany James, was charged with being an unlicensed driver, breach of insurance, failure to wear a seat belt and driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Court heard that on February 28, the defendant drove motor car PLL 8380 along Burnham Drive, Wismar, while she was not the holder of a valid driver’s licence. For this offence, she was fined $25,000, with an alternative sentence of four weeks’ imprisonment. She was further fined $50,000, or six weeks in prison for driving the said car while a policy of insurance was not in force at the time. The offence of failure to wear a seat belt resulted in a fine of $7500 for the defendant, with a default sentence of one week’s imprisonment.
The Court also heard that James drove the motor vehicle while her alcohol level exceeded the prescribed limit, since it was 38 micrograms at the time. This resulted in a $7500 fine for the defendant; if in default she will be required to spend one week behind bars.