Lindener fined for DUI second time in less than 2 months


first_img– driver’s licence suspended for 12 monthsSeveral drivers in the mining town of Linden were recently charged and placed before the court for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), as Police in ‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) continue crackdown exercises targeting these offenders.On Tuesday last, twenty-three-year-old Mahaica Grant pleaded guilty to this offence when he appeared before Linden Magistrate Clive Nurse for the second time in less than two months.Already charged with exceeding the legal limit of alcohol on his breath while driving, Grant has also been charged with dangerous driving.The court heard that on June 9, 2018, Grant, while driving motor vehicle PSS 9449 along the One Mile Public Road in Linden, collided with another motor vehicle. He was then subjected to a breathalyser test which proved that he was above the prescribed limit of alcohol consumption.The accused pleaded guilty to this charge and was fined $10,500 or an alternative of three weeks in prison for dangerous driving. Additionally, his licence has been suspended for 12 months for exceeding the legal limit of alcohol while driving under the influence.Back in April, Grant had appeared before Magistrate Nurse for the first time in connection with this offence, and was fined $7,500 with an alternative of one week in prison.Drivers are being reminded that the legal limit of alcohol when driving is 35 micrograms. Drivers in default on the first occasion will face a fine of $7,500, second occasion occurrence would result in drivers’ licences being suspended for one year; and third occasion occurrences would result in drivers’ licences being permanently suspended.last_img read more