Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Radio announcer fined $4,000 for drunk driving

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OVER THE LIMIT: Anand Boochoon leaves the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court yesterday. —Photo: TREVOR WATSON

Mark Fraser


 Radio announcer Anand Boochoon appeared in the San Fernando Traffic Court yesterday charged with drunk driving.



Boochoon was held at around 2.30 a.m. on Sunday, along  Cipero Road, San Fernando.



The police said when Boochoon was pulled over, he told them that he worked at a Hindu radio station and after work he went by his cousin where he had two drinks.



Police said after Boochoon was pulled over, he said: “I have to go run the radio station otherwise it will shut down.”



But Boochoon denied he made this statement when he appeared before Magistrate Rehanna Hosein.



He told the court he told the police where he worked and he had to be there early that morning.



Boochoon, who was 48 microgrammes over the legal limit, also said he did not realise he had  drinks to reach to that level over the legal limit.



Hosein told him while he may not think the alcohol was affecting him, scientifically it was affecting his body.



Boochoon was fined $4,000, which he said would have been paid forthwith.



In default of paying the fine he will serve nine months’ hard labour.