Court Report - Banburyshire man broke the motorway speed limit with cocaine and cannabis in his blood

A Byfield man pleaded guilty to breaking the 70 mph speed limit on the M40, driving with excess cocaine and cannabis in his blood.
Oxford Magistrates' Court - where cases from the Banbury area are heardOxford Magistrates' Court - where cases from the Banbury area are heard
Oxford Magistrates' Court - where cases from the Banbury area are heard

Joshua Gary Williams, 33, of Boddington Road, Byfield pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Astra on the M40 motorway near Banbury on June 6, 2020 with excess cocaine and cannabis in his blood. Williams was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95 and court costs of £85. Williams was further disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 20 months. He also pleaded guilty to breaking the 70mph speed limit but there was no separate penalty for this offence.

Other cases heard at Oxford Magistrates' Court:

Jonathon Stear, 37, of Gillett Road, Banbury admitted breaching a community order by failing to keep contact with his responsible officer without reasonable excuse. The original offence for which the order was made by Oxford magistrates on June 4, 2020, was the theft of a pedal cycle worth £175, in Banbury. A new community order was made requiring Stear to be subjected to a 20-week curfew with electronic monitoring between 9pm and 6am, ending on April 18.

Adrian Bernard Hodson, 48, of Myers Way, Charlton pleaded guilty to drink driving in a Ford Focus on Main Street, Charlton on November 2, 2020. He had 76 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Hodson was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 18 months, fined £300 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 with court costs of £85.

Richard Gabor Nagy, 49, of Mold Crescent, Banbury pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis during an investigation for an alleged traffic offence. Nagy was ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 22 months and he was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95 with court costs of £85.

Adam Kalman Szegedi, 39, of Gibbs Road, Banbury pleaded guilty to drink driving in a black Mercedes car in West Street, Banbury on May 1, 2020. Szegedi changed his plea to guilty from not guilty. He had 101 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 40 months. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95 and costs of £350.

Roman Rataj, 61, of Dover Avenue, Banbury was fined £660 for failing to give information relating to the driver of a Mercedes car in Banbury between August 21, 2020 and September 18, 2020. Rataj was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and court costs of £90. His driving record was endorsed with six penalty points.

Benjamin Hughes, 40, of Aldous Drive, Bloxham was fined £284 for exceeding the 30mph speed limit on Main Road, Broughton on July 20, 2020. His recorded speed was 39mph. Hughes was ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £90 court costs. His driving record was endorsed with three penalty points.

Lesley James Bayliss, 50, of Jeffs Close, Upper Tysoe was fined £173 for breaking the 30mph speed limit in a Daf truck on Botley Road, Oxford on June 23, 2020. He was ordered to pay a £34 victim surchage and court costs of £90. Bayliss’ driving record was endorsed with three penalty points.

Kallum Hassan, 23, of McKeevor Place, Banbury pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly at Banbury Railway Station on September 4, 2020. Hassan was fined £100 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and court costs of £85.

Jake Harry Wheeler, 21, of Micklin Road, Banbury pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Astra on the Banbury Road at Hopcrofts Holt with excess cannabis in his blood. Wheeler was fined £200 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 with court costs of £85. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 18 months.