Motorist refuses breath test, banned three years


A man weeks away from having an 18-month road ban lifted was yesterday taken off the road for twice as long and fined after he was caught drink-driving and speeding.

Kevin Stephens, 32, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to drink-driving, speeding, refusing to take a breath test and driving while disqualified.

The court heard that police officers were conducting laser speed checks on August 16 in Devonshire when they spotted Stephens riding a motorcycle at 67km/h — almost double the 35km/h speed limit.

Police pulled him over and suspected Stephens had been drinking. Stephens said: “I can’t do this right now.”

Stephens failed a roadside breath test and was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

A check discovered that he had been banned from the roads until September 20 for a similar offence. Officers demanded a later sample of breath, but Stephens refused.

Magistrates Maxanne Anderson fined Stephens, from Pembroke, a total of $3,120 and ordered him to pay by November 9.

She also banned him from the roads for three years.

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