Repeat DUI offender gets licence suspended for 12 months

A repeat “Driving under the influence of alcohol” (DUI) offender, was on Wednesday suspended from driving for the next twelve months and also fined $7,500.00 by Magistrate Christel Lambert at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.
Solomon Stoby

Taxi driver, Solomon Stoby, 58, of Mongrippa Hill, Bartica was first charged on February 18, 2017. He pleaded guilty and was fined $7,500.00 and his licence was endorsed.

On Friday September 01, 2017, Stoby who owns and operates motor car HC 2999 was stopped at Fifth Avenue, Bartica during a routine stop and search operation.
According to the Police, the slurred speech and the strong smell of alcohol in the driver’s breath, caused an officer to administer a breathalyzer test which confirmed their suspicion; his blood alcohol limit registered at .122 micrograms. The legal limit is .035 micrograms.


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