By Jaedee Caines
In Tuesday’s sitting of Her Magistrates Court in Charlestown Nevis several matters were listed to be heard by Magistrate Yasmine Clarke but only a few were tried while the others were adjourned.
Magistrate Clarke was not at all pleased with this and told Police Prosecutor Trevor Mills how displeased she was.
Cases were adjourned due to the absence of witnesses or the police not being prepared to proceed.
Of the cases tried, a few persons were convicted and fined for traffic offences.
Renwrick Jeffers was fined of $800 which he has to pay in two months or spend one month in prison.
In addition to this fine his driver’s license was suspended for two months. He was charged with driving without due care and attention and failing to present his certificate of insurance to the police within the five-day deadline. Jeffers pleaded guilty to both charges.
The incident took place at Pump Road on Nov. 25, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
On that day Jeffers being the driver of motor jeep P9889 collided into motor jeep P6113, which was parked.
In other traffic matters, Andy Moore was fined $500 to be paid in two months or spend one month in prison for the offence of failing to comply with a ‘no parking’ sign.
He was fined an additional $500 to be paid in one month or spend one month in prison for acquitting his vehicle and leaving the engine running.
This incident took place in the vicinity of the Excellent Fast Food Restaurant in Charlestown on Dec. 15, 2005 at about 6:45 p.m.
Russel Dixon received two $500 fines each to be paid in one month in default he will spend one month in prison.
He was charged with driving without insurance and driving without due care and attention.
Dixon was the driver of motor car P5102 and the incident took place on Sept. 9, 2005 on old hospital road.
Being the driver of motor truck P1913, Sylvester Smith on Jan. 12, 2006 in the vicinity of the Nisbet’s Plantation Beach Club in Newcastle was alleged to have driven without due care and attention.
At 1:15 p.m. Smith’s vehicle (P1913) reversed onto PA5126 which was at the time driven by Kevin Wilkin. Smith was found guilty and fined $800 to be paid in three months or he will have to spend one month in prison.