Weekly round-up of hearings at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court:
Sean Chin-Yue, 55, of Amersham Hill, High Wycombe. Racially/religiously aggravated harassment/alarm/distress by words/writing – on October 23, 2019, used threatening or abusive words in High Wycombe. Fined £80. Costs £32.
Arran Connor, 19, of Kings Lane, South Heath. Possession of a kitchen knife in Roberts Ride, Hazlemere, on January 26. 2019. Community order made – 40 hours of unpaid work. Costs £90. Kitchen knife seized.
Simone Nixon, 46, of Mount Pleasant, Lane End. Driving over the drink-drive limit in The Row, Lane End, on January 26, 2020. Fined £120. Costs £117. Disqualified from driving for 20 months.
Lewis O’Donnell, 28, of Underwood Road, High Wycombe. Driving over the drug-drive limit on August 2, 2019, on London End, Beaconsfield. Fined £440. Costs £129. Disqualified from driving for 17 months.
Tony Birdsley, 58, of Pinewood Green, Iver Heath. Driving over the 40mph speed limit on the A412 in Wexham on July 1, 2019 – recorded speed was 49mph. Fined £166. Costs £117. Driving record endorsed with three points.
George Gloster-Hayward, 49, of Sprigs Holly Lane, Radnage. Speeding over the 70mph speed limit on the M40 near Beaconsfield on June 6, 2019 – recorded speed was 109mph. Fined £1,084. Costs £193. Driving record endorsed with six points.
Krzysztof Podwika, 41, of Totteridge Road, High Wycombe. Driving over the 30mph limit in Manchester on May 13, 2019 – speed recorded was 41mph. Fined £360. Costs £121. Disqualified from driving for six months.
Roger Reed, 75, of Woodhurst Drive, Denham Green. Driving over the 40mph speed limit in Moorfield Road, Denham, on March 29, 2019 – recorded speed was 40mph. Fined £134. Costs £115. Driving record endorsed with three points.
Irfan Mehrban, 41, of Thorne Road, Lane End. Using a motor vehicle on a public place without third party insurance on Chapel Drive, Aston Clinton, on May 29. 2019. Fined £660. Costs £151. Disqualified from driving for 12 months.
Thomas Singleton, 45, of Narcot Lane, Chalfont St Giles. Speeding over the 70mph speed limit on the A413 Amersham Road in Gerrards Cross on May 28, 2019 – recorded speed was 102mph. Fined £1,000. Costs £185. Driving record endorsed with six points.
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