Two men plead guilty to DUI

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Two men plead guilty to DUI

Two men, of Charlieville and Tunapuna, were placed on a bond to keep the peace for one year when they appeared before the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

SAMEER MOHAMMED, 28, a sales representative of Kolahal Road Extention, Charlieville, Chaguanas, and JONATHAN HERNANDEZ, 37, a truck driver of St. Vincent Street, Tunapuna, pleaded guilty to the offence before Magistrate Indra Ramoo-Hayes.

They were bonded in the amounts of $5,000 and $2,000 respectively. In default, they would serve one-year simple imprisonment.

On Friday 16th July, 2021, officers were conducting a joint speed and curfew enforcement exercise in the Tunapuna district when they detected that both men, when stopped, were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. They were both arrested and charged by WPC Gaskin, of the Tunapuna/Piarco Municipal Police Station.

The exercise was conducted by officers of the Tunapuna/Piarco, Port of Spain and Diego Martin Municipal Police Stations, TTPS Northern Division D.U.I. Team and Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court Staff.