R v Barbe (CS 24/2015) [2017] SCSC 170 (23 February 2017);


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