Donald Bradford, a 55-year-old resident of Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden, had his driver’s licence permanently suspended after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
The charge came after Bradford was involved in an accident on the Burnham Drive Public Road in Linden on February 28, 2023, with motorcar PRR 3963. His blood alcohol level was over the prescribed limit at the time of the accident.
Bradford appeared before Magistrate Wonda Fortune on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. He pleaded guilty to the offence and was subsequently fined $100,000 or six months imprisonment.
This is not Bradford’s first run-in with the law when it comes to drinking and driving. His licence was permanently suspended in 2019 after being charged for the third time with driving under the influence and operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended.
In an attempt to circumvent the suspension, Bradford managed to falsely obtain a new driver’s license from the Guyana Revenue Authority on February 22, 2023, after reporting that he had misplaced his license.
Bradford’s previous charges for driving under the influence include a $7,500 fine in April 2017 for the first offence and another $7,500 fine in February 2019 for the second offence, where his licence was suspended for three months.
With his licence now permanently suspended, Bradford faces the consequence of his actions and serves as a reminder to others that driving under the influence of alcohol has serious consequences.