Court Watch, March 21, 2013

The latest from the courts

Motoring offences

Francis Price, 32, of Noke Lane, Chiswell Green, was fined £440 plus £100 costs and awarded six penalty points for failing to identify the driver of his vehicle when it was alleged to have been guilty of an offence between July 20 and November 27.

Vertil Alexander, 50, of Claremont, Bricket Wood, was fined £200 plus £100 costs for driving a vehicle without a licence in Langleybury Lane, Kings Langley, on July 31.

Matthew Hodgman, 41, of Remus Close, St Albans, was fined £600 plus £100 costs and awarded six penalty points for failing to reveal the identity of the person driving his car when it was involved in an offence, between August 9 and September 5.


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Simeon Chodoshi, 34, of Rectory Lane, Shenley, was fined £60 plus £100 costs and awarded three penalty points for driving while using a handheld mobile phone along Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, on August 13.

Kenneth Dury, 48, of Pine Grove, Bricket Wood, was fined £200 plus £100 costs and awarded three penalty points for speeding at 36mph along 30mph Eastbury Road, Watford, on August 25.

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Scott Pointer, 22, of How Wood, Park Street, was fined £265 plus £100 costs and awarded four penalty points for speeding at between 92-93mph on the 70mph A1(M) between Junctions 1 and 2, on September 6.

Laurence Cunningham, of Watling Street, Park Street, was fined £400 plus £125 costs for failing to meeting the insurance requirements of section 144A of the Road Traffic Act 1988, in St Albans on September 19.

Liani Wright, 38, of Reed Close, London Colney, was fined £400 plus £125 costs for failing to meeting the insurance requirements of section 144A of the Road Traffic Act 1988, in St Albans on August 23.

Jonathan Humphrey, 59, of Ryder Seed Mews, St Albans, was fined £60, ordered to pay costs of £15 and awarded three penalty points on his licence for driving above the 30mph speed limit on Hempstead Road, Watford, on August 4, 2012.

Eben Musarira, 45, of Allen Close, Wheathampstead, was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £125 for driving without insurance in St Albans on August 17, 2012.

Stephen Page, of Davys Close, Wheathampstead, was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £125 for driving without insurance in St Albans on August 9, 2012.

Ruth Ramsley, 57, of Scrubbitts Square, Radlett, was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £125 for driving without insurance in Radlett on June 19, 2012.

Jamie Harrowell, 27, of St Leonards Crescent, Sandridge, was fined £300 and ordered to pay costs of £85 for driving without insurance at Hemel Hempsteasd on December 29, 2012, and committed to prison for four months, suspended for 18 months for driving while disqualified on the same occasion. He was also fined £100 for possessing a wrap of cocaine. He was further committed to prison for four months suspended for 18 months, ordered to pay costs of £85 and disqualified from driving for two years for driving while disqualified in St Albans on January 10.

Thomas Burton, 34, of Hatfield Road, St Albans, was fined £100, ordered to pay costs of £100 and awarded three penalty points on his licence for driving at 36mph on the 30mph Rickmansworth Road, Watford, on August 5, 2012.

Daniel Rosenberg, 25, of The Dell, Radlett, was fined £60, ordered to pay costs of £100 and awarded three penalty points on his licence for driving at 36mph on the 30mph Eastbury Road, Watford, on August 9, 2012.

Toufiq Danba, 21, of Alexander Road, London Colney, was fined £110 and ordered to pay costs of £105 for obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty at Hatfield on February 9. He was also fined £110 and disqualified from driving for six months for driving without insurance on the same date, fined £37 for driving without a licence and a further £37 for driving a vehicle with unfit tyres.

Michael Connors, of House Lane, St Albans, was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £125 for driving without insurance in St Albans on August 3, 2012.

Drink driving

Peter Holland, 33, of Catherine Street, St Albans, was fined £200, ordered to pay costs of £105 and disqualified from driving for 17 months after giving a sample of 61mcg of alcohol per 110ml of breath while driving on Beaconsfield Road, St Albans, on February 3.

Richard Bates, 41, of Dark Lane, Harpenden, was banned from driving for 13 months and fined £250 plus £110 costs after giving a breath specimen of 52mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath, in West Avenue, St Albans, on February 18.

Drugs offences

Brian Sheaf, 58, of Watling Street, Radlett, was fined £65 and ordered to pay costs of £45 for possessing a small amount of cannabis at Radlett on January 30.

Daniel Thomas, 19, of Sleapshyde Lane, Smallford, was fined £135 for possessing a bag of herbal cannabis at Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, on December 3, 2012. He was also fined £135 for possessing a wrap of cannabis at Station Road, Smallford, on December 12, 2012.

Theft

Thomas Golbourn, 20, of Telford Road, London Colney, was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs for stealing four bank cards and three store cards in St Albans between June 7 and December 18.

Simon Fisher, 24, of Tassell Hall, Redbourn, was fined £183, ordered to pay costs of £350 and costs of £105 for stealing a cash card and withdrawing money from an ATM at Harpenden on December 30, 2012.

Rail fare evasion

William Champhen, 20, of Lydon Mead, St Albans, was fined £135 and ordered to pay costs of £140 and compensation of £4.70 for travelling by train without a valid ticket at St Albans on November 25.

Mark Turner, 33, of New Kent Road, St Albans, was fined £50 plus £70 costs and £4.70 compensation for travelling on a railway without having previously paid his fare, at St Albans on November 7. He was fined a further £35 for exiting the station without passing through the barrier in the correct manner on the same date.

Fishing licence evasion

Neil Finnigan, 21, of Woodlands, Park Street, was fined £85 plus £115 costs for fishing without a licence at Stanborough Lakes, Welwyn Garden City, on August 31.

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