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Scales of Justice: Latest cases from Oxford Magistrates’ Court

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Sep 8, 2022

ANTHONY KEATING, 46, of The Street, Crowmarsh Gifford, admitted drink driving an Isuzu pick-up truck on the A34 in June. He had 115mcgs of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The magistrates sentenced him to 12 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for a year and a half, banned him from driving for three years and ordered he undergo a 12-month alcohol rehabilitation and treatment programme under the direction of the probation service. He was ordered to pay £213 in costs and surcharge.

ASHRAF ALI, 46, of Phipps Road, Oxford, admitted twice failing to provide samples of blood for analysis, having been stopped on suspicion of a traffic offence. The offences were committed in October and December in Abingdon police station. He was fined £450, banned from driving for 18 months and must pay £400 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

RAHEEL CHAUDHARY, 44, of Farm Close Road, Wheatley, pleaded guilty to driving a Skoda Fabia in Oxford Road and Edmund Road in February while over the limit for cannabis. He was fined £450, banned from driving for three years and must pay £130 in costs and surcharge.

MARCUS ANNELS, 34, who gave a postal address in Henfield, West Sussex, admitted assaulting a police officer in Wallingford and obstructing another officer on April 20. He was fined £160 and must pay £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

RICHARD SEGAL, 54, of Cole Court, Didcot, pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Transit on The Broadway, Didcot, in January while over the drug-drive limit for cocaine and its bi-product benzoylecgonine. He was fined £500, banned from driving for a year and must pay £135 in costs and surcharge.

MARTIN ALLEN, 32, of Andover Close, Bicester, admitted drug driving a Ford Transit on the A34 at Weston on the Green on January 6. He was over the limit for cannabis. He was fined £200, banned from the roads for a year and must pay £119 in costs and surcharge.

JOHN BLACKWELL, 68, who gave a postal address in Red Lane, Chinnor, admitted assault by beating of a woman in Nettlebed in April. He was given a community order with 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days and the Building Better Relationships probation programme. He must pay £495 in costs and surcharge.

LEE STONE, 45, of Dodson Court, Abingdon, pleaded guilty to driving a Citroen C5 in Ock Street without valid insurance and while over the drug-drive limit for cannabis. He was fined £200, banned from driving for a year and ordered to pay £64 in costs and surcharge.

LAURENCE RYAN, 42, of Kingfisher Way, Bicester, admitted drink driving a VW Polo in Tesco car park, Bicester, in May. He had 143mcgs of alcohol in 100ml of breath – the legal limit being 35mcgs. He was ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and a six-month alcohol treatment requirement as part of an 18-month community order. He must pay £180 in costs and surcharge. The court register does not record whether a driving disqualification was imposed.

GEORGE MULHOLLAND, 36, of Pontardawe, South Wales, pleaded guilty to drink driving a Ford Mondeo on the A34 near Abingdon. He had 79mcgs of alcohol in 100ml of breath. He was fined £461, banned from driving for 20 months and must pay £131 in costs and surcharge.

RARES LOZNEANU, 34, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to being drunk in charge of a ‘white Renault commercial vehicle’ in St Clements on July 6. Breathalyser tests showed he had 57mcgs of alcohol in 100ml of breath. He was fined £250, given 10 penalty points and must pay £185 in costs and surcharge.

JOSHUA RODNEY, 23, of Leiden Road, Oxford, pleaded guilty to damaging a chair worth £109 belonging to Sticks and Sushi and a light belonging to the Westgate Centre on August 15 last year. He must pay £200 in compensation, abide by a six-week curfew and complete a four month alcohol treatment requirement under the direction of the probation service.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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