Deputy Premier and Education Minister Rolston Anglin was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for 12 months Tuesday after pleading guilty last year to driving under the influence of alcohol.
Charges of careless driving and driving whilst impaired were left on file.
Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn also ordered him to pay costs to the Crown of US$2,000 for a forensic consultant who had prepared a report and who would have given evidence about alcohol-in-blood levels and medication, along with other costs.
Mr. Anglin tested at .110 approximately three hours after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident along West Bay Road in the early hours of 23 May 2012.
Defence Attorney Steve McField told the court that on the day preceding the offences, Mr. Anglin had been working at his ministry. He was not feeling well and had not eaten much, but had taken cough medicine and Ferrol, a tonic to boost energy.
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