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Article published October 5. 2010 06:29AM
Traffic ticket rage results in $600 fine::

By Nadia Arandjelovic

A Pembroke man who cursed at Police and littered in public was fined $600 when he appeared in Magistrates' Court yesterday.

Davun Hill, 25, was fined $200 and $400 for the offences respectively by Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner and given until November 4 to pay.

Hill apologised to the court and said he was drunk at the time of the incident, on Sunday. "I had just gotten searched earlier on that night already," he added.

The court heard officers were on duty by Kentucky Fried Chicken, on Queen Street, in Hamilton, conducting stop and searches around 1.30 a.m.

The officers saw a motorcycle whose pillion passenger was riding without his helmet properly fastened. They stopped the vehicle and asked Hill to dismount the cycle.

While being handed a ticket for the traffic offence, Hill said: "This is f***ing harassment. I am always being f***ing stopped."

He was warned about his behaviour, but snatched the ticket from the officer and walked away.

In the distance he could be heard shouting: "I'm not paying no f***ing ticket" and was seen throwing it on the ground.