3-YEAR BAN FOR NEWPORT DRUG DRIVER WHO WAS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF DRINK DRIVING

A drug driver who was previously caught drink driving has been handed a 3-year driving ban by the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court.

Daniel Bertagnon, 34, of Mews Lane in Newport, appeared before the court on Friday charged with drug driving – namely cannabis. He had previously been found guilty in his absence at an earlier hearing.

Liz Miller, prosecuting, explained to the court that Bertagnon had been stopped whilst driving between Ryde and Havenstreet as his vehicle – a Mercedes Vito van – flagged up as having no insurance. Officers then requested a roadside drugs wipe, which came back as positive for cannabis.

Article continues below this advertisement

The court heard from the prosecution that the 34-year-old was convicted of drink driving in 2012.

Bertagnon, who was representing himself in court, said he made a ‘stupid mistake’. He explained that his job was based around driving, to which Magistrates replied ‘it won’t be for a while”.

Magistrates handed down a 3-year ban and a fine of £120, as well as ordering Daniel Bertagnon to pay £650 costs and a £34 surcharge.

Don’t miss another story! Get the Island’s latest news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up to our daily newsletter here.

Article continues below this advertisement
The views/opinions expressed in these comments are solely those of the author and do not represent those of Island Echo. House rules on commenting must be followed at all times.
7 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ben
Ben
3 months ago

That won’t stop him driving. He has been done before and now driving with no insurance does it seem like he cares?

Steve Jocobs-jones
Steve Jocobs-jones
Reply to  Ben
3 months ago

I sadly personally have known Daniel in the past also know as Dan Bonner. Shame the court did not mention his 2 previous domestic abuse convictions on his wife and former partner who he has a child with that he refuses to see. He maybe 34 years old but the guy has never grown up. He will be back in court soon.

I Believe
I Believe
3 months ago

Another menace let loose. Only a matter of time before he is back in court.

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  I Believe
3 months ago

To be fair, he did receive a 3 year ban and a hefty fine.
What do you suggest ? Lock him up and throw away the key..

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
3 months ago

appeared in court on Friday charged with drug driving 
flagged as having no insurance
drugs wipe, which came back as positive for cannabis.
convicted of drink driving in 2012

and that was what he has actually been caught for. I suspect this guy has been doing this far more often than he would have the court believe.

It is not a stupid mistake, it is clearly deliberate, consistent and routine – in other words – on purpose.

next up – Mr Bertagnon arrested and in court for driving whilst disqualified, no insurance, over the limit for drink and in possession of drugs – almost guaranteed to see this on Island Echo sooner or later.

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  isle of wighter
3 months ago

Stop talking nonsense, just becouse YOU assume, don’t make it fact.
And as for seeing into the future…?

 

Join our daily newsletter

News, Traffic & Travel Tweets