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Court name
Supreme Court
Case number
CS 24 of 2015
Counsel for plantiff
G. Thachett

R v Barbe (CS 24 of 2015) [2017] SCSC 170 (22 February 2017);

Media neutral citation
[2017] SCSC 170
Counsel for defendant
N. Gabriel
Dodin, J


Dodin J

[1]       The Convict is 22 years old.  At the time of the accident he was 20 years old.  He is a driver and he is driving a pirate taxi.  He has a dependent child who was born last year.

[2]       Learned Counsel has asked the Court not to impose a harsh sentence on the Convict.  The circumstances of this case is one which have not been related here as they are not relevant.

[3]       I impose a fine of SR2,500 which is one quarter of the maximum fine. And I will also suspend the driving licence of the Convict for 6 months.  The Convict has one month to pay the fine.

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

 Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 23 February 2017