News from Nottinghamshire's courts
A MAN was found guilty of impersonating a police officer after driving a car fitted with a blue warning light. Sam Adams, of no fixed abode, admitted driving a Ford Puma car in Newlands Road, Forest Town, on September 9 last year which had the beacon fitted. He denied a charge of falsely claiming to be a police officer, but was found guilty by magistrates at Mansfield Magistrates' Court. Adams was given an 18-month conditional discharge, and ordered to pay £250 prosecution costs.
JAMIE Molnar , 23, of Stowe Avenue, West Bridgford, was fined £100 for speeding. He was going over 30mph in a Volkswagen Golf on the A60 London Road, Nottingham, on April 20 last year. Magistrates in Mansfield issued the fine after he pleaded guilty by post this month. He is also required to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85. Three penalty points will be added to his licence.
RICKY Stubbs, 24, of Brandreth Avenue, Sutton-in-Ashfield, was fined £400 for driving a Ford Fiesta without insurance. The offence happened in Wild Hill, Mansfield, last April, magistrates in Mansfield heard. He will have to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85 and six penalty points will be added to his licence. No separate penalty was imposed for having no driving licence. Stubbs pleaded guilty to both charges by post.
MARK Sutton, 41, of St Stephens Road, Ollerton, appeared in court charged with having no insurance or driving licence. He pleaded guilty by post to the two offences at a court hearing at Mansfield and Worksop Magistrates' Court this month. He had been in a Rover car in Bestwood Road, Bulwell, on April 19 last year when he broke the law. He will have to pay a fine of £105, £15 victim surcharge and costs of £85. Six penalty points will be added to his licence.
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DANI Kiernan, 38, of Eckington Walk, Mansfield, pleaded guilty to stealing a 12-can pack of Fosters lager, and a home brew starter kit, worth a total of £39.96, from Tesco in Mansfield on November 16. He was fined £70 and ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
LEE Bird, 25, of Coningsworth Road, Carlton, has been fined £60 after admitting by letter to using a mobile phone while driving in Huntingdon Street, Nottingham city centre, on May 6 last year. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge, and had his driving licence endorsed with three penalty points.
PETER Newham, 25, of William Close, Gedling, pleaded guilty by letter to driving without insurance in Ransom Road, St Ann's, on May 8 last year. He was fined £110, had his driving licence endorsed with six penalty points, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
NATALIE Cummings, 29, of Sweet Leys Road, The Meadows, pleaded guilty by post to driving in Robin Hood Way, Nottingham, on May 9 last year without any insurance. She was fined £60, had her driving licence endorsed with six penalty points, and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. Cummings also admitted driving a car without a valid MOT certificate. She faced no separate penalty.
JOHN Wall, 55, of The Triangle, Ilkeston, admitted driving a Mercedes Sprinter van without due care and attention in Little Hallam Hill, Ilkeston, on June 26 last year. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for six months. Wall was also fined £40 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
MICHAEL Corser, 47, of Farndon Mews, Carlton, pleaded guilty to driving in Shelton Street, St Ann's, on April 7 last year without insurance. He was fined £110, had his driving licence endorsed with eight penalty points, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. Corser also admitted a charge of driving otherwise in accordance with a licence. He faced no separate penalty.
ROMAN Cichosz, 41, of Newark Way, Mansfield, has been banned from driving for three years after he was caught drink-driving. He pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Mondeo in Adamsway, Mansfield, on December 7 while he had 66 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal alcohol limit is 35 micrograms. Cichosz was fined £240 and ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £24 victim surcharge.
SIMON Foulkes, 31, of Willow Crescent, Sutton-in-Ashfield, has been jailed for 120 days for stealing chocolate bars. He admitted the theft at Co-op, in Huthwaite, on January 8. The offence was deemed so serious because of his record for similar offending, and that he was subject to two court orders and on bail at the time. Foulkes also pleaded guilty to stealing a £50 joint of beef from Co-op in Sutton-in-Ashfield on December 28. He was sentenced to 120 days in prison, to be served concurrent. Foulkes was also re-sentenced for two previous thefts for which he had been given community orders. Magistrates sentenced him to 120 days in prison, to be served concurrent, for both charges.