Court Report - Banbury man gets three year ban for driving with excess cocaine; pleads guilty to possession of the drug and driving without insurance

A Banbury man pleaded guilty to cocaine offences at Oxford Magistrates Court and has been banned from driving for three years.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 3:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 3:12 pm
Oxford Magistrates' Court where cases from the Banbury area are heard
Oxford Magistrates' Court where cases from the Banbury area are heard

Madalin Paul Bunghez, 28, of Old School Place, Banbury pleaded guilty to driving with excess cocaine in his blood in a Volkswagon car in Middleton Road, Banbury. He was fined £80 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge with £85 court costs.

Bunghez was disqualified from driving for three years. Bunghez also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine. He was fined £120 for this offence. Bunghez also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance for which he was fined £200. An order was made for the drugs to be forfeited and destroyed.

Other cases at Oxford Magistrates' Court include:

Asad Khan, 25, of Easington Road, Banbury was fined £120 for using a motor vehicle without insurance on Easington Road on March 5. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 and court costs of £85. Khan’s driving record was endorsed with six penalty points.

Helen Lymn, 49, of Beaumont Crescent, Brackley pleaded guilty to drink driving in a Volkswagon Polo in Lockheed Close, Banbury on July 28. She had 98 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Lymn was ordered to abide by a rehabilitation community order. She was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95 and £85 court costs. Additionally Lymn was disqualified from driving for two years.

Adam Ahmed, 21, of Deacon Way, Banbury pleaded guilty to travelling between Marylebone and Banbury on a Chiltern Railways train on October 30, 2019 without paying his fare on October 30, 2019. He was fined £440 and ordered to pay compensation of £31.30. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £44 and court costs of £100.

Carl Chester, 38, of Woodgreen Avenue, Banbury was fined £220 for travelling on a Chiltern Railways train between Bicester North and Banbury on October 23, 2019 without paying his fare. Chester was ordered to pay compensation of £5.40, a victim surcharge of £32 and costs of £100.

Ronald Arthur Hinchliffe, 58, of London Road, Chipping Norton pleaded guilty to driving a heavy goods vehicle in Main Street, West Hagbourne on January 11 when its gross laden weight exceeded the permitted gross weight. He was fined £146 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 and court costs of £175.

Sheryar Khan, 21, of Mold Crescent was fined £600 for travelling on a Chiltern Railways train from Banbury to Marylebone on December 17, 2019 without paying the requisite fare of £32.50. Khan was ordered to pay £32.50 compensation, to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and court costs of £300.

Darren Smith, 39, of Manor Park, Claydon, Banbury was fined £440 for travelling between Marylebone and Banbury on a Chiltern Railways train on October 21, 2019, without paying the requisite fare. Smith was ordered to pay compensation of £31.30 with a victim surcharge of £44 and court costs of £100.

Devon Jake Arnold, 25, of Ferriston, Banbury pleaded guilty to driving in a Ford Fiesta in Blenheim Drive, Bicester on January 22 with excess cannabis in his blood. He was fined £120 and disqualified from driving for 12 months and until he has passed his test. Arnold also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance on the same occasion. He was fined £120 for this offence. He made a further guilty plea to driving without a licence. There was no separate penalty for this but Arnold was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 and £85 court costs.

Eduard Stefan Vucea, 24, of High Acres, Banbury pleaded guilty to drink driving in a Volkswagon Golf in Bucknell Road, Bicester on August 1. He had 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Vucea was fined £385 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £39 and £85 in court costs. He pleaded guilty to driving without a licence or insurance. There was no separate penalty for these offences. He was disqualified from driving for 12 months and until he has passed his test.