Saturday 6 June, 2020

PPV operators with 1,400 unpaid tickets hit hard

Three transport operators who were held with over 1,400 outstanding traffic tickets have had their drivers’ licences suspended and were also slapped with significant fines after being found guilty in court.

The men - 40-year-old Roger Bartley, bus operator of Eltham View, Spanish Town, St Catherine; 39-year-old Andrew Bailey, taxi operator of Tavern Crescent, Kingston 6; and 36-year-old Duwayne Barrett, taxi operator of Stony Hill, St Andrew, were arrested last Friday.

Members of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) arrested the men for breaches of the Road Traffic Act during operations in Kingston and St Catherine.

All three men appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Traffic Court on Monday, September 23, where they were found guilty of the charges.

Bartley, who had 1,028 outstanding tickets, was fined $84,000, and had his licence suspended for two years.

Bailey, who had 272 outstanding tickets, was fined $72,000, and had his licence suspended for one year.

Barrett, who had 189 outstanding tickets, was fined $54,000, and had his licence suspended for two years.

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