Courts

18-YEAR-OLD DRINK DRIVER HANDED DISQUALIFICATION

An 18-year-old drink driver has been handed a driving disqualification after registering over 1 and a half times the limit. Emily Rose Williams of Egerton Road, Bembridge, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court following the incident on the 8th May. The court heard that Williams had been spotted driving above the speed limit […]
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‘I KNEW I WAS OVER’ – DRINK DRIVER CAUGHT WITH COCAINE RECEIVES 20-MONTH BAN

23-year-old Ashley Hills has been handed a 20-month disqualification from driving after being caught behind the wheel whilst twice the drink-drive limit. Hills, of Mountfield Road in Wroxall, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Friday (21st May) charged with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level about limit and possession of a […]
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LORRY DRIVER FROM WOOTTON AVOIDS PRISON DESPITE INDECENT IMAGE HAUL

A lorry driver from the Isle of Wight has avoided being sent to prison despite a haul of indecent images of children being found on his computer – 30 years after he was jailed for 2 indecent assaults. 73-year-old Raymond Johnson, who lives with his supportive wife in Wootton High Street but previously lived in […]
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LATEST CASES AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT MAGISTRATES COURT (12TH-16TH APRIL 2021)

Monday 12th April – Friday 16th April 2021 • Ryan David Salter, 22, of Oaklands View in Cowes, pleaded guilty to drink driving. He was disqualified from driving for 14 months, fined £363 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £36 surcharge. • Rhys Patrick Davies, 32, of Avenue Road in Sandown, admitted to […]
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LATEST CASES AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT MAGISTRATES COURT (15TH-19TH MARCH 2021)

Monday 15th March – Friday 19th March 2021 • Ian Dennis Kearns, 45, of Hunnyhill, Newport, pleaded guilty to using threatening/abusive/insulting words towards a police officer, criminal damage, and possession of a Class B drug (cannabis). Magistrates handed down a community order with 10 rehabilitation days and ordered him to pay £150 compensation, £150 costs, and […]
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LATEST CASES AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT MAGISTRATES COURT (8TH-12TH MARCH 2021)

Monday 8th March – Friday 12th March 2021 • Dean McGuire, 46, of Kings Road in East Cowes, pleaded guilty to drink driving (109). He was disqualified from driving for 2 years and ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work with 10 rehabilitation days. He must also pay £85 costs with a £95 surcharge. […]
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LATEST CASES AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT MAGISTRATES COURT (22ND-26TH FEBRUARY 2021)

Monday 22nd February – Friday 26th February 2021   • Nigel Glyndore Wilbee, 77, of St Mary’s Close in Ryde, pleaded guilty to drink driving (61) and failing to stop following an accident. He was disqualified from driving for 17 months, fined £460 and told to pay costs of £85. • Adam Karl Johnston, 25, […]
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DRINK DRIVER FROM ST HELENS BANNED AFTER CARPENTERS ROAD CRASH

34-year-old William Thomas Bushnell has been banned from driving after crashing his car whilst almost 2-and-a-half times the drink drive limit. As previously reported by Island Echo, Police were called to the junction of Carpenters Road and Beaper Shute on 12th January when a Vauxhall Astra left the road and crashed into a fence. Bushnell, […]
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NOTORIOUS DANGEROUS DRIVER AVOIDS PRISON BUT IS BANNED FROM THE ROADS YET AGAIN

A notorious dangerous driver has escaped being sent to prison but has been banned from the roads once again after his latest Police pursuits in Ryde and Newport. 26-year-old Joseph Barrass – better known as Joey Baker – has received a 16-month prison sentence, suspended for 2 years, after admitting a string of driving offences […]
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COURT ROUND-UP: LATEST CASES AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT MAGISTRATES COURT (25TH JANUARY – 29TH JANAURY 2021)

Monday 22nd January – Friday 29th January 2021   • Mark Andrew Eggleton, 40, of Maxted Close in Cowes was made subject to a 3-month electronic tag for possession of 3 prohibited weapons, namely a knuckle duster knife and 2 butterfly knives. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs with a £95 surcharge. • Andrew […]
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