Two fined for drinking in public during the SOE

Two fined for drinking in public during the SOE

Two men who were charged with consuming alcohol in a public place during the State of Emergency, appeared virtually before the Senior Magistrate Ag Ava Vandenburg-Bailey at the Mayaro Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday, 26th May, 2021.
RYAN OMALO, 44, was fined $10,000, in default will serve six months’ hard labour, while RONALDO MERRICK, 22, was fined $5,500 in default to serve six months’ hard labour.
The two men, both of Bergorat Trace, Mayaro, were arrested during a roving road check exercise conducted in Mayaro on Tuesday 25th May, 2021.
Around 2.30pm, two men were seen drinking on the roadway from a glass bottle marked ‘Forres Park Puncheon Rum’ at Begorat Trace, Mayaro.
The men were informed of the offence and arrested and charged with consuming alcohol in public during a State of Emergency.
The exercise was coordinated by Ag Sgt Mohammed, supervised by Ag Cpl Flores and included officers of the Mayaro CID and Task Force.

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