The drivers caught going stupidly fast on Somerset’s roads

Written by on May 14, 2022

Each week Bath Magistrates Court deals out hefty fines to speeding motorists caught wrongdoing on Somerset roads. Mostly the cases are single justice procedures – meaning the person doesn’t attend court as the offence isn’t one you can get sent to prison for.

Yet the courts do disqualify many drivers because of their unacceptable behaviour on the roads. Driving safely is of paramount importance as often Somerset Live has to report on the horrific fatal crashes that happen in our region where families are left devastated by an incident on the road.

It’s also important to see how speeding cases are dealt with at court for the public interest of it. Back on March 30, a number of motorists were given penalities – some went to fast on the M5, M4 or A303 while others went through stop signs or missed lane signals. One nearly went at 100mph on the M4 and a 17-year-old from Taunton was fined hundreds of pounds for driving without the correct licence.

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Cases seen at court on April 14:

Damion James Baybutt, 44, Whitfield Road, Bridgwater was fined £76 for failing to comply to red light on Easton Way in Bristol.

He has to pay £34 to the victims services and £90 in court costs as well as getting three points on his licence for the offence of August 16 2021.

Jack Beaman, 34, of Betterton Street in London has been fined £660 for failing to give information to police about a driver who was alleged to be guilty of an offence.

He has to pay £66 to the victims services and £90 to the court in costs. He also got six points on his licence for the offence date August 18, 2021.

Kelly Carrel, 44, of Uptorpe, Cam in Dursley has been fined £230 for speeding at 37mph in a 30 mph zone.

The incident happened on July 15 2021 on Westbury Road. Carrel has to pay £34 to the victims services and £90 to the court in costs. Their driving record has been endorsed with three points.

Mihai Ciuperca, 32, of Abbey Road in Yeovil has been fined £380 for driving without insurance on Abbey Road. They have to pay £38 to the victims fund and £90 to the court in costs and got six points on their licence.

The offence happened on August 3 2021.

Lewis Cox, 24, of Chessington Avenue in Bristol, has been fined £100 for going 29mph in a 20 zone on Hazelbury Road on July 14 last year.

He’s got to pay £90 to the court and £34 to the victims services. They’ve also got three points.

Louise Anne Cox, 44, of Bryants Hill in Bristol has been fined £660 for failing to give information about a driver who was alleged to be guilty of an offence on August 30.

They have to pay £90 to the court in costs and £66 to the victims services as well as getting six points on her licence.

Lorna Jane Crew, 38, of Sheldrake Drive in Bristol has been fined £40 for going at 79mph in a 70 zone on the M5 J17 – 16.

The incident happened back on July 14 2021. Crew has to pay £34 to the victims services and £90 to the court in costs. Their driving record has been endorsed with three points.

Waldemar Czernicki, 41, of Summerhill Rd in Bristol has been fined £291 for going at 40mph in a 20 mph zone on Gordon Avenue in Bristol.

He’s got to pay £34 to the victims services and £90 to the court in costs as well as getting five points on their licence. The offence happened on August 6, 2021.

Kye Davis, 34, of Sapperton Road, Gloucester has been fined £660 for not giving information to police about a driver who was alleged to be guilty of an offence back on August 18, 2021.

He’s been given six points, has to pay £90 to the court and £66 to the victims services.

Emanuel Marian Dirjoanca, 24, of Bushfield Crescent in Barnet has been fined £200 for going at 112mph on the M4 at J20 to J19 on August 6 2021.

He’s been given six points and has to pay £90 to the courts as well as £34 to the victims services.

Anthony Alva Duharty, 64 of Church Road in Bristol has been fined £58 for going 48mph on the M32 in a 40 zone.

He’s got to pay £90 to the court in costs and £34 to the victims services as well as getting three points on their licence.

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