This is your weekly round-up of some of the latest court cases heard at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court.
The defendant’s name, age, address and details of the charge(s) and sentence are published in accordance with Criminal Procedure Rule 5.8, as agreed by HMCTS and the Society of Editors and approved by the Lord Chancellor. Not all cases heard will appear on this round-up due to legal restrictions.
This article is published from official information issued by HM Courts and Tribunal Service and is covered by qualified privilege. Please note: names/details of convictions will not be removed from this article on the basis of the convicted individual or their families requesting such action.
Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June 2021
• Luke Steven Johnson, 32, of Avenue Nurseries in Sandown pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order (x2). He was handed a community order with 80 hours of unpaid work and 20 rehabilitation days. He was also ordered to pay costs of £200 with a £95 surcharge.
• Dennis James O’Sullivan, 58, of Solent Gardens in Freshwater admitted failing to provide having been suspected of drink driving. He was handed an interim disqualification from driving, with the case adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
• Stephen Valentine Morris, 71, of Park Road in Ryde, admitted drink driving (76). Morris was disqualified from driving for 20 months and fined £346, as well as being ordered to pay £85 costs with a surcharge of £35.
• Natasha Sianne Cavanagh, 35, of St Andrews Street in Cowes pleaded guilty to drink driving (129). She was handed an interim disqualification from driving whilst the case is adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
• James Anthony Glover, 50, of Fort Street in Sandown admitted theft from a shop – namely face cream to the value of £69.98. He was fined £60 and ordered to pay costs of £85 with a £95 surcharge. He was also made subject to a community order with 20 rehabilitation days.
• Ashley Dean White, 24, of Slade Road in Ryde admitted failing to provide having been suspected of drink or drug driving. He was handed an interim disqualification and the case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be compiled.
• Lee Absalom, 38, of Drill Hall Road in Newport pleaded guilty to drug driving (cannabis). He was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £162 and ordered to pay costs of £300 with a £34 surcharge. There was no separate penalty for possession of a Class B drug and driving over the speed limit.
• David Frampton, 49, of Sydney Close in Newport, was found guilty of drink driving (83). He was disqualified from driving for 20 months and ordered to pay £300 costs with a £95 surcharge. He was also made subject to a community order with 150 hours unpaid work and 20 rehabilitation days attached. Frampton also pleaded guilty to using threatening/abusive/insulting words or behaviour, resisting arrest and assaulting an emergency worker, for which he was ordered to pay £50 compensation.
• Richard Stephen Higgs, 42, of The Fairway Holiday Park in Sandown, admitted failing to stop at the scene of a crash, driving without a licence and driving without insurance. He was disqualified from driving for 6 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £34 surcharge. Higgs was also given a 12-month conditional discharge for possession of a Class C drug.