Driver fined $1 500
FOR SIX YEARS, Randolph Decoursey Brewster was driving from home to work and to various other places without properly putting that vehicle on the road.
Yesterday, the law caught up with him, and Brewster is now poorer by almost $1 500 after he appeared in the Bridgetown Traffic Court.
The 63-year-old security guard, of Reservoir Road, Lodge Hill, St Michael, admitted he had no driver’s licence, that he drove without third party insurance or road tax, and that the vehicle was not registered.
He also pleaded guilty to using fraudulent licence plates on October 7, on Tudor Bridge Road, St Michael.
Brewster told the court he bought the car about six years ago and had never sought insurance for it nor paid road tax.
Magistrate Graveney Bannister convicted, reprimanded and discharged him for not registering the vehicle and for using fake plates.
However, he fined him $250 forthwith or 25 days in prison for driving without a licence; $475 forthwith or 47 days for not paying road tax, as well as $750 forthwith or 75 days in jail for driving without insurance.
The fines were paid. ( HLE)
Father wants daughters to leave house
NOEL RUDOLPH CALLENDER was adamant that he never laid a finger on his daughter.
However, in an effort to “get it over with”, the 60-year-old barber pleaded guilty to assaulting Crystal Beckles on October 7, occasioning her actual bodily harm, when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Prosecutor Sergeant Theodore Mcclean told the court that lawmen had responded to a dispute at the house where Callender and Beckles lived at 7th Avenue, St Barnabas Heights, St Michael.
After the police had warned them to keep the peace, Beckles was on the back step of the house doing chores when Callender approached her, told her to leave the residence and pushed her down the steps.
As she got up and walked away, he followed her and boxed her in. When she tried to get away, he slapped her across the face.
But Callender told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-sargeant that he did not hit Beckles.
“What was told to the police was fabricated. I am pleading guilty for a quick solution, but lies were told on me. Why would I push my daughter down steps and slap her in her face?” he asked.
Callender said the real issue was Beckles’ disrespect towards him.
He complained that he had tried on several occasions to get her, along with another daughter who also lived at the house, to leave.
“I would like both daughters to leave the property. You believe that one of them, who is a police officer, told me that she is the boss of the house? You know how much that hurt me?
“I have been trying to get them to leave, but the police keep telling me that I can’t just put them out like that and I need to give them time. I don’t know how much more time I have to give them,” Callender said.
In releasing him on $5 000 bail, the magistrate ordered him to keep away from the complainant “as much as he possibly can”.
He is due to return to court on Thursday when his daughter is also expected to appear. ( RB)