Crime and Punishment... Part Two

IN THE DOCK: Part Two of the Llanelli Magistrates Court round-up.

IN THE DOCK: Part Two of the Llanelli Magistrates Court round-up.

First published in Ammanford news by

Part Two of the latest round-up of the goings-on at Llanelli Magistrates Court.

SPEEDING has cost an Amman Valley man £150 and three penalty points.

Llanelli magistrates heard that Les Toye, aged 60, of 3 Dynefor Road, Garnant, broke the 30 miles per hour speed limit on Cwmgarw Road in January by driving at 35 miles per hour.

Toye, who pleaded guilty, was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge. A second charge of failing to identify a driver was withdrawn.

LLANELLI magistrates have found a Tumble man guilty of driving with no insurance and fined him £600.

Trevor Arron Vinson, aged 34, of 38 Maesgwern, drove a Ldv Convoy van without insurance through Cross hands in February.

The case was proven in his absence and Vinson was also issued with six penalty points, £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

Magistrates also fined a Tumble woman £600 for the same offence after she was caught driving through Carmarthen in March.

Finding Laura Jayne Wilkins, aged 31, of 4 Tir Becca, guilty in her absence, magistrates endorsed her licence with six points and ordered her to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

A SWANSEA VALLEY man used his mobile while driving and it earned him a £120 fine.

Bowdy Thomas Davies, aged 22, of 25 Lluest, Ystradgynlais, had denied using the phone while he drove through the town in December last year.

Llanelli magistrates found him guilty however, endorsed his licence with three penalty points and ordered him to pay £120 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

AN GWENDRAETH Valley man, who sent an offensive text, has been fined £40 pounds by Llanelli magistrates.

Liam Kevin Hepworth, aged 26, of 16 Maesgwynne, Tumble, admitted he had sent a message that was ‘grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character in Ammanford on July 29.

He must also pay costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.

AN AMAN VALLEY pensioner has been fined £135 after he admitted to 37 miles per hour on a 30 miles per hour limit road in Glanaman in January.

Evan Davies, aged 87, of Derwydd Farm, Lon Y Derwydd, 17 Greenfield Terrace, Garnant, was also ordered to pay £85 costs, a £20 victim surcharge and his licence endorsed with three points by Llanelli Magistrates.

A second charge of failing to identify a driver was withdrawn.

FOUR penalty points and a £95 fine were the result for an Ammanford woman who broke the speed limit.

Helen Louise Davies, aged 38, of 46 Pantyffynnon Road, admitted she had driven on the B4297 at Llanedi at 41 miles per hour in January. The limit there is 30 miles per hour.

Llanelli magistrates also ordered her to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge and withdrew a second charge of failing to identify a driver.

A SWANSEA valley drive that drove without due care and attention on a roundabout caused serious damage to the driver of a car he collided with.

Rhodri Matthew Griffiths, aged 32, of Tynybonau Farm, Pontarddulais, admitted that on January 9, he had exited Dafen roundabout, Llanelli onto the oncoming lane, crashing into a vehicle headed in the opposite direction to him.

The collision left the other driver with serious injuries, including an open fracture. Both cars were damaged.

Llanelli magistrates fined Griffiths £300 with £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge. They also endorsed his licence with nine penalty points.

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