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Posted: Monday 14 January, 2013 at 9:57 AM

10 plead guilty at Traffic Court

By: Terresa McCall,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – THE year 2013 began for persons involved in processes at the Traffic Court with close to a dozen persons confessing to the judicial entity that they were guilty of the offences for which they were charged.


    All of the individuals appeared before Chief Magistrate Her Worship Josephine Mallalieu-Webb at the Basseterre Magistrate’s Court on January 3.


    Everton Dolphin of Lodge Project was fined $200 to be paid within one week or serve one week at Her Majesty’s Prison. He confessed to an August 24, 2012 offence using cell phone while operating a vehicle.


    Catherine Bradshaw of Phillips Village – for a March 30, 2012 offence of careless driving – was fined $150 to be paid within three weeks or in default serve a one-week custodial sentence.


    Old Road resident Sylpatra Sillidy was fined $500 for an April 22, 2012 careless driving offence. A one-week custodial sentence would be imposed if the sum is not paid within a one-month period.


    For parking in a no-parking area, Challengers’ Paul Huggins was fined $150. The sum was to have been paid forthwith or he would be required to take up residence at Her Majesty’s Prison for one week.


    Wycliff Carty of Challengers Village was charged with driving without due care and attention and failing to report an accident within 24 hours of its occurrence. He was fined $300 on the first count and $100 on the latter count, both to be paid within three weeks. The offences were committed on July 21, 2012.


    Kervin Freeman of The Gardens Housing Project was also charged with driving without due care and attention and failing to report and accident within 24 hours of its occurrence. And after conferring to committing the June 24, 2012 offences, he was fined a total of $450 to be paid within three weeks.


    New Guinea resident Angus Connor was fined $350 for a November 11, 2011 driving without due care and attention incident. He had two weeks to pay the fine.


    Conaree Villager Tamisha Sutton has three weeks to pay a $300 fine imposed on her by the court for committing a July 2, 2012 offence of driving without due care and attention.


    A $150 fine is to be paid by Shifton Fergus of Lodge Estate for an August 18, 2011 offence of driving and unlicensed vehicle.


    For driving a vehicle which was fitted with a defective tyre, Nigel Weeks of Phillips Village was fined $150 to be paid before the ending of February.


    The Traffic Department is again warning that persons, who receive summonses to appear before the court, should honour it and be present on the stipulated date.


    SGT Calvin Amory, who is attached to that Department, informs that if the sitting Magistrate were satisfied that the summons was properly served, she could issue a Bench Warrant to have the individual in question taken into police custody and brought before the court as soon as possible.


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