Careless HGV driver and speeding van driver among Barry residents in court

THREE motorists from Barry were in hot water last week, having been convicted of motoring offences across England and Wales.  The motorists were convicted of offences in Swindon, Llanelli and Newport. Here is a round-up of the cases heard last week.

: A truck driver has been ordered to pay more than GBP400 and had six points put on his licence for driving without due care and attention on the M4. CHRISTOPHER SLADE, 54, of Barrians Way, was caught while driving a DAF truck on the M4 between Leigh Delamere and junction 17 on May 23.

He pleaded guilty, and was fined GBP266 at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 29. He must also pay GBP110 in costs and a GBP34 surcharge, as well has having six points added to his licence. Elsewhere, a van driver was clocked going 13mph over the speed limit in Carmarthenshire.

CERI LOUISE LAMBETH, 44, of Greenwood Street, was caught by a manned speed camera doing 73mph on the A40 by Nantyci Showground – a 60mph limit – on May 5. The offence was proved using the Single Justice Procedure, and she was fined GBP100 at Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, October 27. Lambeth must also pay GBP90 in costs and a surcharge of GBP34, and had three points added to her licence.

And RYAN EDWARDS, 29, of Shelley Crescent, has had to fork out more than GBP800 after refusing to identify the driver of a car alleged to have been involved in an offence. Edwards was questioned by officers on May 13, about an alleged offence where a Renault Megane was caught by a manned speed camera on Pant Road in Newbridge driving at 41mph in a 30mph zone. The offence of failing to give any information relating to the identity of the driver of a vehicle alleged to have been involved in an offence was proven using the Single Justice Procedure.

At Newport Magistrates’ Court on Monday, October 25, Edwards was fined GBP660, and ordered to pay GBP90 in costs and a GBP66 surcharge.

He also had six points added to his licence.