A man who probably allowed a woman to get on his nerves will now have to dig up $3,000 for his indiscretion after he was arrested by Coulibistrie police on charges of battery on female and throwing missiles (stones).
“I tired with this woman, so I hit her with a stone… I know is jail I going, I don’t care,” Dorian Griffin Durand, reportedly told the police when he was arrested.
Reports are that the police were called to the scene of an incident of stone throwing on April 12, 2013 in Morne Rachette. Durand was arrested for the offence.
In court he was a completely different man. “I am very sorry for doing that. I was under the influence of alcohol … sorry for hitting the girl,” he said.
Chief magistrate Evelina Baptiste informed him that, “being drunk is not a defense in law, it does not help you one bit.”
“I have to take into account the prevalence of general bad behaviour and crime in the country. The size of the rocks used shows a great deal of carelessness and malicious intent on your part, you could have killed the lady,” she said.
He pleaded guilty and was charged $1,800 for battery and $1,200 for throwing missiles, to be paid by August 31, 2013 or in default, 9 and 7 months jail to run concurrently.
Durand, originally from Bath Estate, can count his lucky stars for not being sent to jail since his court rap sheet indicates he has previouis convictions on drugs charges, malicious damage, throwing missiles and burglary.