Banbury man fined for breaking Covid lockdown to watch couple dogging in car park - Court Report

A man has been fined by magistrates for breaking the coronavirus lockdown conditions to watch a couple dogging in Bicester.

Oxford Magistrates' Court where cases from the Banbury area are heard
Oxford Magistrates' Court where cases from the Banbury area are heard

Daniel George Lewis, 24, of Old Grimsbury Road, Banbury was fined £300 for breaking coronavirus emergency lockdown restrictions. He was found in a car with two other men in Stoke Wood Car Park, Stoke Lyne, Bicester on May 17 with the purpose of watching a couple dogging. Lewis was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 and court costs of £90.

Other cases heard at Oxford Magistrates’ Court include:

James Donovan McStocker, 45, of Church Lane, Middle Barton was fined £55 for driving at 49mph in a Land Rover in a 40mph speed limit at Bicester on March 3. McStocker was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 and court costs of £85. His driving record was endorsed with three penalty points.

Jonjoe Patrick O’Neill, 29, of Southam Road, Banbury was fined £320 for using a vehicle in Banbury Cross car park, Banbury without insurance on April 3. O’Neill was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 and court costs of £90. His driving record was endorsed with six points.

Grzegorc Wos, 32, of High Furlong, Banbury pleaded guilty to drink driving in a Ford Focus in Windrush, Banbury on August 23. Wos had 52 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. He was fined £400 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £40 and £85 court costs. Wos was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months.

Devon Jake Arnold, 25, of Ferriston, Banbury was fined £220 for driving without a licence in Longelandes Way, Banbury on May 8. He was fined a further £660 for driving without insurance. Arnold was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and court costs of £90. His driving record was endorsed with six penalty points.

Paris Mary Bartram, 20, of Balmoral Avenue, Banbury was fined £660 for driving without insurance in Mold Crescent, Banbury on March 26. She was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 and court costs of £85. Bartram’s driving record was endorsed with six penalty points.

Remus Popescu, 31, of Dumont Road, Hackney, London was fined £660 and banned from driving for six months for exceeding the 70mph speed limit on the M40 between Junctions 10 and 11 at Adderbury on June 14. His speed was recorded at 115mph. Popescu was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and costs of £85.

Madalin Spiridon, 21, of West Street, Banbury was fined £660 for driving without insurance on Concorde Avenue, Banbury on March 20. Spiridon was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and court costs of £85. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for six months. He was fined a further £220 for driving without a licence.

Damien James Burke, 36, of Cheviot Way, Banbury pleaded guilty to drink driving in Withycombe Drive on April 3. Burke had 133 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than three times the legal limit of 35. Burke was required to undertake a rehabilitation activity and complete 200 hours of unpaid work. Burke was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95 and costs of £85. He was banned from driving for three years. Burke was further fined £220 for failing to stop after an accident on Withycombe Drive. He pleaded guilty.

Terry Chandler, 61, of Foundry Street, Banbury pleaded guilty to drink driving in a Peugeot car in Iffley Road, Oxford. He had 135 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than three times the legal limit of 35 mg. Magistrates imposed a community order requiring Chandler to undertake alcohol rehabilitation and carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95 and banned from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 32 months.

Mark John Shaw, 32, of Evans Way, Chipping Norton pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified in Wantage on February 10. He was fined £346. He also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance; there was no separate penalty. Shaw was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £35 and costs of £85.