An Arima Magistrate fined two men $2,000 each after they pleaded guilty to the charge of consuming alcohol in a public place during the State of Emergency. The following is a press release from the TTPS:

Two men were fined $2,000 each by an Arima Magistrate after they pleaded guilty to the charge of consuming alcohol in a public place during the State of Emergency.

DARIUS QUAMINA-NURSE, 39, of Tumpuna Road, Arima, and KARLYE DIXON PANTIN, 42, of Cocorite Road, Arima, were arrested and charged with the offence by officers of the Arima Municipal Police, on Sunday 12th September, 2021. Officers were on patrol around 12:35pm, in the vicinity of a supermarket in Arima, when they observed two men consuming alcohol in public and arrested them.

They were charged by Sgt (Ag.) Henderson and granted station bail in the amount of $2,000 each and ordered to appear in court virtually on Monday 13th September, 2021. The men appeared before Magistrate Avion Gill on the said date and pleaded guilty to the charge. They were each fined $2,000, time allowed to pay, four months or in default face three months’ simple imprisonment.