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Court name
Supreme Court
Case number
CO 24 of 2011
Counsel for plantiff
C. Jayaraj

R v Morel (CO 24 of 2011) [2017] SCSC 268 (23 March 2017);

Media neutral citation
[2017] SCSC 268
Counsel for defendant
E. Chetty
Dodin, J


Criminal Side:  24/2011


       [20117] SCSC 268

















Counsel:                      Mr. Chinnasamy,  for the Republic


                                    Mr. Chetty for the accused




Delivered:                   24 March 2017




Dodin J


[1]       I have heard counsel in mitigation.  The Convict is a first offender, he is 37 years old, has a wife and one dependent child of 15 years whom he is maintaining.  Counsel has moved the Court not to impose any harsher sentence and a moderate fine.

[2]       I have taken all that into consideration.  I also consider that the offence was committed in 2011 and after the trial all the other charges were rejected and the only one remaining was driving under the influence.  I do not see it necessary at this stage to suspend the driving licence of the Convict. 

[3]       I shall only impose a fine of SR2,500 for the offence of driving under the influence of alcohol.  The fine must be paid within one month of today.

[4]       He can appeal against the sentence within 30 working days.



Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 24 March 2017


G. Dodin

Judge of the Supreme Court