Minister DUI trial set for Nov.

Rolston Anglin, Minister for Education, Training and Employment, appeared in Traffic Court on Monday and entered pleas of not guilty.

He appeared for two of the charges, careless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol, last month.

On Monday, Chief Magistrate Nova Hall noted the listing of a third charge. Defence Attorney Steve McField suggested that the new charge might be an alternative to the second, but the magistrate said it was for the Crown as to how their case was presented.

Mr. Anglin’s trial date was set for 13 November.

The careless driving charge alleges that Mr. Anglin drove without due care and attention on 23 May, 2012, in the vicinity of The Avalon Condos on West Bay Road in Grand Cayman.

Details of the DUI charge allege that on the same occasion the proportion of alcohol in his breath exceeded the legal limit of .100, to wit, .110.

The third charge was driving whilst impaired on the same date, brought under the same section of the Traffic Law as the alcohol-in-breath charge. Details are that he unlawfully drove an Audi, having consumed alcohol in such a quantity that his ability to drive was impaired.

Mr. McField asked for an early trial date because of his client’s profession. He explained that the Legislative Assembly will be meeting early in November, so he was asking for October.

The magistrate said trials were being set well into the new year. However, she was able to offer Tuesday, 13 November. After conferring with his client, Mr. McField agreed.

The legislature does not usually meet on Tuesdays, but Cabinet does.

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