16-year-old boy pleads guilty to string of under-age driving offences in a busy Banbury street

A 16-year-old youth has been convicted of a string of under-age driving offences in Banbury's Woodgreen Avenue.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 12:18 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 12:21 pm
Oxford Magistrates' Court where cases from the Banbury area are heard

Magistrates ordered the 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to complete a ten-day reparation and a year’s supervised activity requirement for driving in Woodgreen Avenue, Banbury in August 2020 without due care and attention, a licence or insurance, failing to report an accident and failing to stop. He pleaded guilty. to all the offences.

The following cases have also been heard at Oxford Magistrates’ Court:

Sonia Bibi, 27, of Danesmoor, Banbury was convicted of driving a VE Golf in Wildmere Road, Banbury on February 24, 2020 with excess cannabis in her blood. Bibi pleaded not guilty but was found guilty. She was banned from driving for 16 months, fined £250 with a victim surcharge of £32 and prosecution costs of £700.

Tony Joshua Nichols, 26, of Valentia Road, Oxford pleaded guilty to driving a BMW Mini in Old Parr Close, Banbury on July 22, 2019 with excess cannabis in his blood. He was banned from driving for 18 months, fined £150 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 with £85 prosecution costs. Nichols also pleaded guilty to possession of a large spliff and a wrap of cannabis. He was fined £100 for this offence.

Matthew Ford, 30, of William Smith Close, Churchill pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Transit on the B4437 in Chipping Norton on September 14, 2020 with excess ketamine in his blood. He was banned from driving for 20 months, fined £150 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and prosecution costs of £85. Ford also pleaded guilty to possession of 5.59 grammes of ketamine on the same occasion. He was fined £100 for this offence. The ketamine was seized and destroyed.

Connagh Alexander George Doig, 28 of Merton Street, Banbury admitted breaching a community order made by Oxford magistrates on October 10, 2019 by failing to attend unpaid work on September 13, 2020 and failing to comply with unpaid work on January 3, 2021. Doig was fined £200 and ordered to complete 105 hours’ unpaid work.

Adam Cwiklinski, 42, of Lord Grandison Way, Banbury was fined £300 for driving without insurance in Lapsley Drive, Banbury on September 21, 2020. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and court costs of £90. His driving record was endorsed with six penalty points.

Matthew Elkington, 40, of Broughton Road, Banbury was fined £150 for driving in Bath Road, Banbury on February 12 when his provisional licence had expired. He was fined £660 for driving on the same occasion without insurance. Elkington was ordered to pay a £66 victim surcharge and court costs of £90. His driving record was endorsed with six points. Elkington was convicted of driving on the same occasion in a vehicle without an MOT test certificate. There was no separate penalty for this offence.

Thomas James O’Gorman, 30, of Fieldfare Close, Bicester was fined £298 for driving without insurance in Springfield Avenue, Banbury on September 18, 2020. He was ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £90 court costs. O’Gorman’s driving record was endorsed with six points.

Jason Stevens, 41, aka Neil James Alcroft, of Old London Road, Chipping Norton was fined £215 for driving without insurance in Murdock Road, Bicester on September 18, 2020. Stevens was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and court costs of £90. His driving record was endorsed with six points.

Aaron Rowe, 20, of RAF Croughton Road, RAF Croughton pleaded guilty to drink driving in a Honda Accord on September 11, 2020 on the B4100 near Souldern. He had 132 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. Rowe was banned from driving for 16 months, fined £400 and ordered to pay costs of £85. He also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance on the same occasion. There was no separate penalty