Licence of repeat Bartica drunk driver suspended for 12 months

A repeat driving-under-the-influence alcohol offender, was yesterday suspended from driving for the next twelve months and also fined $7,500 by Magistrate Christel Lambert at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court, the police said in a release.

Solomon Stoby

Taxi driver, Solomon Stoby, 58 years, of Mongrippa Hill, Bartica was first charged on February 18, 2017. He pleaded guilty and was fined $7,500 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.

The slurred speech and the strong smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath, caused an officer to administer a breathalyzer test which confirmed their suspicion; he had .122 micrograms of alcohol. The legal limit is .035 micrograms.

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