Jamaica: Man fined $100,000 for breaching COVID-19 curfew

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Jamaica: Man fined $100,000 for breaching COVID-19 curfew

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – The Manchester Parish Court has ruled in favour of the State in the case of a man who disobeyed police instructions to return home after he was found in a public place outside the hours of the nightly COVID-19 curfew.

According to the police, the man, identified as Ainsley Young, was fined $100,000 or three months imprisonment for breaching the curfew order.

He was also fined a total of $15,000 for various traffic breaches.

The police said the charges were laid against Young following an incident about 10:10 pm on Thursday, April 9 when he was observed driving along the Richmond main road in Georges Valley, Manchester in a Honda motorcar.

He was reportedly stopped and instructed to return home, however, he refused and sped off.

He was later intercepted and charged with breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act, under which the curfew orders were imposed.

In addition, when checks were made, it was revealed that the documents for the motor vehicle expired in 2013, reported the police.

Young was additionally charged with unlicenced motor vehicle, disobeying the police, no insurance coverage and fraudulent use of licence disc.

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