L to R – KERRON BUCHAN, 32, of Eastern Main Road, Sangre Grande, and REM SAMMY, 42, of Arima Old Road, D’abadie. (Images courtesy TTPS)

Two men pleaded guilty when they appeared before the Arima Magistrates’ Court yesterday, charged with various driving-related offences.

KERRON BUCHAN, 32, of Eastern Main Road, Sangre Grande, and REM SAMMY, 42, of Arima Old Road, D’abadie, appeared before Magistrate Avion Gill to answer the charges.

According to official police reports, BUCHAN was fined for: driving without a Driver’s Permit (never issued), a fine of $750; exceeding the speed limit, a fine of $800; and driving without a valid Certificate of Insurance, a fine of $2,500.  He has three months to pay; failure to do so would result in him serving seven months’ simple imprisonment.

Meanwhile, SAMMY was fined $2,500 for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.  He has four months to pay; failure to do so would result in him serving two months’ simple imprisonment.

The Police Service reports that on the night of Friday 20th August 2021, officers were conducting a joint Speed and Breathalyzer exercise in the Arima district when they detected the offences being committed by both men.

When stopped, SAMMY was administered a field sobriety test which read 69 milligrams, which is 34 milligrams over the legal limit of 35 milligrams of alcohol.  Both men were arrested and charged by WPC Superville, of the Arima Municipal Police Station.

During the same exercise, 33 persons were ticketed for exceeding the speed limit and two persons were ticketed for failing to wear a facemask whilst in a public place.

The exercise was coordinated by W/SUPT Prieto and SUPT Edwards, spearheaded by ASP Joseph and W/INSP Maxwell and supervised by SGT Henderson, SGT Medford, CPL Bissoon and CPL (Ag.) Sandy.  It included officers of the Arima Municipal Police Station and TTPS Northern Division D.U.I. Team.