Driver to re­turn to court for sen­tenc­ing

Mo­tor­cy­cle li­cence plate was made of pa­per; driver was also dis­qual­i­fied

The Niagara Falls Review - - Local -

A dis­qual­i­fied driver who was nabbed at a RIDE check point rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle with a piece of pa­per as a li­cence plate will learn his fate in the new year.

Dwayne Lewis, 47, of Fort Erie, pleaded guilty Fri­day in an On­tario Court of Jus­tice in St. Catharines to two counts of drive while dis­qual­i­fied and a sin­gle count of driv­ing with an ex­ces­sive blood/al­co­hol level.

On June 5, court was told, Lewis was stopped by po­lice leav­ing the Beer Store in Fort Erie. At the time of his ar­rest, he was pro­hib­ited from driv­ing in On­tario.

Two months later, on Aug. 4, he at­tempted to drive past a RIDE check point in Port Col­borne on a mo­tor­cy­cle.

When stopped by po­lice, of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered the li­cence plate on the mo­tor­cy­cle was made of pa­per and the hel­met Lewis was wear­ing did not com­ply with cur­rent leg­is­la­tion.

Also, po­lice de­ter­mined the de­fen­dant, who ad­mit­ted to them he was a dis­qual­i­fied driver, had more than twice the le­gal limit of al­co­hol in his sys­tem.

Lewis will be sen­tenced Jan. 22.

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