A person arrested on drunken driving prices on two islands inside the final three months has been ordered to not drive till the conclusion of his newest prison case.
Bernard Carrington appeared in court docket by way of video convention Wednesday after he was arrested on St. Croix and charged with driving drunk in extra of the authorized restrict of 0.08% blood alcohol content material.
Police stated he was randomly stopped throughout a DUI site visitors checkpoint — officers stopped each third driver to verify for indicators of intoxication — and was clearly drunk and failed area sobriety checks.
Carrington was beforehand arrested on St. Thomas on July 9 and charged with the identical crime.
He submitted to testing after each arrests, which confirmed that his blood alcohol content material was 0.247 on St. Thomas, and 0.246 on St. Croix, in keeping with Assistant V.I. Legal professional Common Karabo Molyneaux-Molloy.
Intoxication at that stage could cause extreme impairment, together with vomiting and lack of consciousness, in keeping with the Facilities for Illness Management.
After his arrest in July, Carrington was ordered to not drive for 90 days and to not abuse alcohol — situations that he was violating when he was arrested on St. Croix on Tuesday, she stated.
In mild of the circumstances, Molyneaux-Molloy requested V.I. Superior Court docket Choose Darryl Donohue to set bail at $1,000 money, and order him to not drive till the case is resolved. She additionally requested that he be assigned a third-party custodian to watch his habits whereas he awaits trial.
The choose agreed to these situations, and stated Carrington has till midday at present to put up the money. There was additionally debate over whether or not Carrington had correctly surrendered his present driver’s license, or only a momentary expired license he additionally had possession of, and ordered him to point out proof that his present, lively license is within the court docket’s possession.