|Man pleads guilty to driving drunk|
|Written by Eugenia O’neal|
|Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:58|
Kennedy Robin admitted that he was drunk when he rear-ended another car on Sir Francis Drake Highway on July 15.
He appeared in Magistrates’ Court on Sept. 5 and pleaded guilty to reckless driving and drunkenness while in charge of a vehicle, a charge rarely heard in court.
According to allegations, Mr. Robin was driving west at around 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 15.
Prosecutors said a woman driving in front of Mr. Robin slowed her vehicle near Big Ben’s Gas Station in West End and came to a stop to let out a passenger.
Mr. Robin allegedly drove into the back of the car.
“Officers on the scene smelled a strong odour from the defendant of alcohol while speaking with him and observed that he was having difficulty comprehending and difficulty with his speech,” Crown Counsel Sarah Benjamin told the court.
Mr. Robin was taken into police custody. Later, he was seen by a doctor, who took blood samples and determined he had a blood alcohol level of 0.166, prosecutors said.
No injuries resulted from the accident, according to prosecutors.
See the Sept. 13, 2012 edition for full coverage.