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Court Report - November 28, 2013
Darren John Papa, 37, of Augustus Close, St Albans. On November 17, 2013, drove in Hemel Hempstead, after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion in breath was 56 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35. Fine, costs: £360. Banned from driving for 13 months, to be reduced by 13 weeks if approved course undertaken.
Dean Edward Corner, 41, of Newberries Avenue, Radlett. On October 29, 2013, assaulted a person by beating her; also, on same date, assaulted a second person by beating him. Discharged conditionally for 12 months. Restraining orders made. Compensation, costs: £300. John Joseph Gilmartin, 57, of Bricket Road, St Albans. On November 17, 2013, stole alcohol from Tesco, St Albans; also, on same date, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or disorderly behaviour. Also, on November 23, 2013, stole a charity box from the Harpenden Arms pub. Also, on October 29, 2013, stole a charity box belonging to Ray’s Sunshine, from Domino’s Pizza in Hemel Hempstead. Also, on October 31, 2013, stole three cans of lager from Mosaic supermarket, Hemel Hempstead. Also, on November 2, 2013, stole a poppy appeal charity box from McDonald’s, Watford. Committed to prison for 56 days suspended for 12 months. Order includes alcohol treatment and supervision requirements.
Joel Daniel Keith Budd, 34, of Grimthorpe Close, St Albans. On May 17, 2013, used a vehicle without insurance. Fine, costs: £215. Eight penalty points.
Gareth Spooner, 47, of Westfield Road, Harpenden. On April 11, 2013, drove in Luton Road, Harpenden, while using a hand-held telephone. Fine, costs: £280. Three penalty points.
Darren Andrew Epstein, 42, of Waterside, Radlett. On April 18, 2013, failed to comply with red light traffic signal in High Street, Elstree. Also, on February 26, 2013, drove on M40 at Beaconsfield in excess of the 70mph limit. Also, on March 21, 2013, drove in Wooburn Green, at a speed in excess of the 30mph limit Fine, costs: £1,254. Nine penalty points.
Simon Homer, 27, of Russet Drive, St Albans. On July 5, 2013, used on M25, a vehicle where the grooves of the tread pattern of a tyre fitted to the front offside wheel were not of sufficient depth; also, similarly with rear offside wheel. Fine, costs: £925. Three penalty points.
Philip Michael Hibbert, 51, of Porters Hill, Harpenden. On April 13, 2013, drove in Hemel Hempstead, while using a hand-held telephone. Fine, costs: £305. Three penalty points.