Driver fined $1 500

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - The Courts -

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)

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