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Who has been in court in Kent recently?

By Ellis Stephenson

A drink-driver called Beer is among the latest to face justice at Kent's courts.

Read our list of punishments dished out by Kent magistrates in the past month.

Ashford man more than three times over drink-drive limit 

Mark Leonard Beer, of Chequers Park, Ashford, drove on A292 Maidstone Road, Ashford with 106 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

For breath tests the legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates banned the 44-year-old from driving for 24 months and ordered him to undertake 120 hours of unpaid work within the next year.

Folkestone driver was under the influence of alcohol

Lee James Kerry, of Mead Road, Folkestone, drove on A253 in Monkton, Ramsgate with 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates banned the 38-year-old from driving for 18 months.

Canterbury man banned from driving

Jhonatan Bryan Tiuana Nunez, of Nursery Walk, Canterbury, drove on Long Acre Close, Canterbury with 106 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates ordered 24-year-old to undertake 60 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and disqualified him from driving for 23 months.

Some people were caught drink driving. Picture GettyImages

Some people were caught drink driving. Picture: GettyImages

Deal man convicted for driving offences

Francis Thomas Charles Farnan, of West Street, Deal, drove on Sheridan Road, Dover with 94 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

He also drove without a driver’s licence of third party insurance.

Magistrates sentenced the 59-year-old to a 12 week suspended sentence and disqualified him from driving for three years.

He was also fined £120, ordered to pay £85 in costs and a victim services surcharge of £115.

Prison for meat thief

Mark Francis Driver, of Burnham Road, Dartford, stole £255.94 worth of meat products from a shop in Prospect Place, Dartford.

He also stole £32 worth of meat products from a shop in Prospect Place, Dartford.

Magistrates sentenced the 45-year-old to 45 days in prison and ordered him to pay £223.94 in compensation.

Rochester man convicted of drink driving

Darren Tierney, of Dillywood Fields, Rochester, drove on Upnor Road, Rochester with 138 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates sentenced the 40-year-old to a 12 week suspended sentence and banned him from driving for 32 months.

The ban will be reduced if he satisfactorily completes a driving course approved by the Secretary of State. The cost of the course will not exceed £250. 

He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months, as well as being ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim services surcharge of £115.

Some were sentenced for drink driving. Stock image

Some were sentenced for drink driving. Stock image

Driver banned

Jordan Oram, of Castlemaine Avenue, Gillingham, damaged a building and metal gates.

On the same day, he also drove dangerously on Whitewall Road and Commissioners Road, Strood without a driver’s licence or third party insurance.

Magistrates sentenced the 20-year-old to a 12 week suspended sentence, banned him from driving for 18 months and ordered him to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay £250 in compensation, a victim services surcharge of £115 and £85 in costs.

Sittingbourne resident banned and sent to prison

Rimantas Dievizis, of Sunnybank, Sittingbourne drove on Castle Road, Sittingbourne whilst disqualified and with 92 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates sentenced the 51-year-old to 120 days in prison and disqualified him from driving for 62 months. 

Maidstone woman convicted of theft

Kayleigh Vidler, of Bicknor Road, Maidstone, stole £2,301 from a shop where she worked in Canterbury.

Magistrates sentenced her to carry out 280 hours of unpaid work within the next twelve months and ordered her to pay £2,301 in compensation.

The 29-year-old was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and a victim services surcharge of £85.

Woman sentenced for drink driving

Fern Toni Richardson, of Elmstone Lane, Maidstone, drove in Bedford Place, Maidstone with 77 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates banned her from driving for 18 months and fined her £450.

The 28-year-old was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and a victim services surcharge of £45.

Driver banned

Mark Griffin, of Bessels Way, Sevenoaks, drove on Seal Road, Sevenoaks with 119 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates disqualified the 46-year-old from driving for 28 months and ordered him to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

Westerham man failed to stop

Miles Routledge, of High Street, Westerham, drove on Spring Hill, Fordcombe, without due care and attention and without third party insurance.

He also failed to stop after being involved in an accident and provided a false statement to police officers.

Magistrates sentenced him to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and fined him £200.

The 27-year-old was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim services surcharge of £85.

Tunbridge Wells man convicted of driving offences

Christopher Nicholas Garn, of Bishops Down Park Road, Tunbridge Wells, drove on Major York’s Road, Tunbridge Wells with 114 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

For breath tests the legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates banned the 29-year-old from driving for 24 months and ordered him to carry our 120 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim services surcharge of £85.

Tonbridge man convicted of drink driving

Zdravko Genchev, of Back Lane, Tonbridge, drove on London Road, Tunbridge Wells with 85 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

For breath tests the legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates disqualified the 29-year-old from driving for 20 months and fined him £249.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim services surcharge of £30.

Man disqualified from driving

Mark Files, of The Ridings, Tonbridge, drove on Commercial Road, Paddock Wood with 93 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

For breath tests the legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates disqualified the 51-year-old from driving for 23 months and ordered him to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim services surcharge of £85.

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