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IN THE COURTS: FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2018

Welcome to your new weekly round-up of the courts, covering some of the cases heard by the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court over the past week.

‘In the Courts’ includes a brief summary of some of the appearances before Magistrates including the convicted person’s name, age, address and details of the charge(s) and sentence received.

Week to 25th September 2018

Leanne Flux, 30, of Angelica Grove in Newport admitted a single of charge of using a handheld mobile phone/device while driving a motor vehicle on a road when she appeared before the Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

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The offence took place on Staplers Road, Newport on 13th January this year. Magistrates fined Flux £54 and ordered her to pay a £30 surcharge and £85 in costs.

Leanne Flux, 30, of Angelica Grove, Newport admitted  using a handheld mobile phone/device while driving a motor vehicle on a road. She received 6 penalty points and was fined £54, as well as being ordered to pay a £30 surcharge and £85 in costs.

Liam Guster, 23, of Oaklyn Gardens in Shanklin admitted a single charge of drunk and disorderly in a public place when he appeared before Magistrates last Friday.

The incident happened on 22nd August at Church Litten in Newport. He was given a 12 month conditional discharged but told to pay costs of £85 with a surcharge of £20.

Amy Hawes, 25, of Sevenacres in Newport admitted 2 charges of assault by beating on 17th July 2018 when she appeared in court on Tuesday. The case was adjourned to allow a pre-sentence report to be compiled ahead of sentencing on 23rd October.

Donna Moore, 38 of Church Road in Wootton admitted assaulting a constable in the execution of his/her duty when she appeared in front of Magistrates this week.

The incident occurred on 30th August this year and has resulted in a fine of £40 with a surcharge of £30 and £45 in costs.

Shane Portsmouth of Arthurs Hill, Shanklin admitted driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit, using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance and driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

He blew 93 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the prescribed limit of 35 contrary to section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

Portsmouth was banned from driving for a period of 3 years, handed a 12 month community order and ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay costs of £85 with a surcharge of £85.

Adam Smeeton, 33, of Solent Gardens, Freshwater was disqualified from driving for 36 months by Magistrates on Tuesday after admitting a number of offences.

Smeeton admitted driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit – namely 91 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – as well as driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and using a motor vehicle on a road/ public place without third party insurance. The offences took place on Afton Road and Princess Road in Freshwater on 7th September this year.

As well as being banned from driving, Smeeton received a 12 month community order and was ordered to pay £45 in costs.

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