Metrics of Justice: Latest cases from Oxford Magistrates Court

Rachel Painton, 51, of High Street, Drayton, admitted it’s nearly three times the drink-driving limit. Tests showed she had 102 micrograms of alcohol in 100 ml of breath after she was parked behind the wheel of a black Mini in Steventon in May. The legal limit is 35mcgs. She was fined £287, banned from driving for 23 months and must pay £119 in costs and surcharges.

Melissa Roberts, 36, of Henley Walk, Carterton, pleaded guilty to driving an Audi A4 on an A420 near Buckland when she had 149 micrograms of alcohol in her 100ml breath — more than four times the permissible limit. She was sentenced to a 12-month community order with a curfew mark of 120 abstinence from alcohol. Judges banned her from driving for three years and ordered her to pay £180 in additional costs and fees.

Judy Collins, 43, of Forgway, Banbury, admitted failing to provide a blood sample in Banbury after being stopped on suspicion of a traffic offense and use of disorderly conduct at Horton General Hospital last December. He was fined £120, banned from driving for 20 months and must pay £85 in costs.

Suman Saroo, 31, of Hawthorne Walk, Bicester, admitted to driving a Honda Accord on Buckingham Road, Bicester, without insurance and while exceeding the permissible limit for cannabis. He was fined £461 for each infraction, banned from the road for a year and must pay £177 in costs and surcharges.

Luke Gleeson, 35, of Queens Avenue, Kidlington, admitted damaging a Volkswagen Polo, possession of a kitchen knife in Gregory Place, Whitney, in January, and possession of cannabis. He was jailed for six months for possession of the knife and ordered to pay £500 in compensation to the owner of the damaged car. The judges imposed costs of £100.

Tristan Pattinson, 33, of Richard Gray Court, Oxford, pleaded guilty to assaulting a man on Botley Road in January. He has been ordered to take up to 30 test sessions as part of a community order and must pay £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

HUYEN NGUYEN, 31, of Handsworth, Birmingham, admitted to driving a BMW 335d on an M40 while exceeding the drug limit for cannabis driving. He was fined £230, banned from driving for 18 months and must pay £119 in costs and surcharges.

Stephen Persaud, 40, of Wytham View, Eynsham, pleaded guilty to drunk and disorderly conduct on Walton Street, Jericho, in March. He was sentenced to a fine of £50, six months of probation and must pay £34 in surcharges to the victim.

David Collison, 47, of Rhodeaux Road, Wrexham, admitted to breaching the terms of the sex offender registry by not completing his annual notice with police on or before September 29 last year. The judges imposed a conditional 12-month layoff and ordered him to pay £107 in additional costs and fees.

This story was written by Tom Seward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire Court Correspondent and Crime Correspondent.

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