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Fiji TV Employee Pleads Guilty, Fined $300 For Drunk Driving

  A 31-year-old employee of Fiji TV appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday. Joshua Dobui Lal, who is charged with one count of driv­ing a motor vehicle while there
15 Jan 2019 14:59
Fiji TV Employee Pleads Guilty, Fined $300 For Drunk Driving
Joshua Dobui Lal outside Suva Magistrates Court on January 14, 2019. Photo: Ashna Kumar

 

A 31-year-old employee of Fiji TV appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday.

Joshua Dobui Lal, who is charged with one count of driv­ing a motor vehicle while there is present in the blood a concentra­tion of alcohol in excess of the prescribed limit, appeared before Magistrate Deepika Prakash.

It is alleged, that on September 9th, 2018, at Rewa Street, in Suva, there was present in 100 millili­tres of his blood a concentration of 156.2 milligrams of alcohol, which is in excess of the pre­scribed limit.

He had pleaded guilty to the of­fence on his own free will.

In his mitigation, Lal said he was an employee of Fiji TV and he also acknowledged what had happened was wrong.

He also sought for a second chance in order to keep his job and support his elderly parents.

Magistrate Prakash fined the ac­cused of $300 to be paid in 30 days.

She also ordered the accused that if in default of the payment, 30 days imprisonment penalty will apply.

Magistrate Prakash also ordered the accused to surrender his driver’s licence to the court and suspended his licence for three months.

Edited by Percy Kean

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

 

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