R v Morel (CO 24/2011)  SCSC 268 (24 March 2017);
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES
 SCSC 268
Counsel: Mr. Chinnasamy, for the Republic
Mr. Chetty for the accused
Delivered: 24 March 2017
 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.
 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.
 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.
 He can appeal against the sentence within 30 working days.
Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 24 March 2017
Judge of the Supreme Court