Foreigner fined for drunk driving

James Kon

A foreign man was issued a BND1,500 fine by the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday for driving under the influence.

Larry Alvar Pineda, 51, was ordered to pay the fine or serve four weeks’ jail in default.

Magistrate Mohd Marzuqi bin Sabtu also disqualified him from driving for three years, with effect March 27, 2021.

Inspector Hayati binti Tassim prosecuted.

Pineda was detained on February 16 at the main entrance to Pulau Muara Besar, after police personnel suspected him of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

He was brought to hospital, where a test revealed a blood alcohol content of 157.51mg per 100ml.