Med­dle­some youth to give up 200 hours

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - The Courts -

For re­sist­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, a teenager has been or­dered to serve 200 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice.

An­dre Carlisle John­son, 18, of Sher­a­ton Park, Christ Church, ad­mit­ted caus­ing a dis­tur­bance on Browne’s Beach and re­sist­ing Sergeant Ewin Norville in the ex­e­cu­tion of his duty on Oc­to­ber 24.

The pros­e­cu­tor told the Dis­trict “A” Mag­is­trates’ Court that po­lice were on the beach deal­ing with an­other mat­ter when John­son be­gan quar­relling with them.

He was spo­ken to about his be­hav­iour and walked away shout­ing: “De man ain’t had nun on he and you gone search­ing he. That is bare . . . . ”.

John­son was spo­ken to again but per­sisted with his be­hav­iour, which drew the at­ten­tion of tourists and oth­ers in the area.

“I wasn’t curs­ing any of the of­fi­cers. I was ask­ing my friends what was go­ing on,” the un­em­ployed man told Mag­is­trate Dou­glas Fred­er­ick.

How­ever, the mag­is­trate told him to make this a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

John­son re­turns on Fe­bru­ary 1.

An­dre John­son now has to com­plete 200 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice.

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