FROM banned drivers to failing to hand evidence to police, here are 10 residents or visitors in south Essex sentenced at magistrates' courts in recent weeks.

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A MAN who failed to surrender to custody in Basildon after an incident at a petrol station has been ordered to pay a fine and compensation.

Jurijus Teider, 48, failed without reasonable cause to surrender to custody at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on April 25, after being released on bail on March 21 at the police station.

This was after he was drunk and disorderly at Morrisons petrol station in Grays, used threatening behaviour and spat and urinated on police custody floor on March 20.

Teider, of Scunthorpe, admitted all offences at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on May 6 and was ordered to pay a total fine of £120, compensation of £50 and £85 in prosecution costs.


A DRIVER caught using his phone behind the wheel has been banned for six months.

Jeremiah O’Brien, of Oak Lane, Billericay, was driving a Fiat Ducato on the A17 in Long Sutton while using his phone on January 20. 

The 22-year-old had previously denied the offence but changed his plea to guilty at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court last Monday. He has now been banned from driving for six months.

O’Brien was also handed a fine of £200, an £80 surcharge to fund victim services and £300 prosecution costs.

A MAN found guilty of handling stolen goods has been ordered to pay thousands of pounds in compensation.

Owen Percival, of Station Crescent, Rayleigh, dishonestly undertook or assisted in the retention, removal, disposal or realisation of a stolen white Ford transit van in Luton on May 22, 2020, by or for the benefit of another or dishonestly arranged so to do, knowing or believing the same to be stolen goods, Luton Magistrates’ Court heard.

The 23-year-old appeared at the court on Monday where he was convicted of handling stolen goods. He must now pay compensation of £3,032.41 plus costs of £620 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

A BANNED driver who was caught behind the wheel has been hit with another ban.

Danny Walford, of Ingaway, Lee Chapel, was caught driving a Ford car in The Ridge, Hastings, when he was banned from driving on June 30 last year.

There was also no insurance in force covering the car.

The 36-year-old admitted both offences at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

He was banned from driving for another three months and slapped with a £600 fine.

Walford must also pay prosecution costs of £85 and a surcharge to fund victim services of £240.

A SPEEDING driver caught seven miles per hour above the limit has been slapped with a fine. 

Trevor Coker, of Southend Road, Stanford-le-Hope, was behind the wheel of a Ford Transit van on the A406 in Willesden when he was found going at 57 miles per hour on September 25. The limit is 50.

The 48-year-old admitted the offence via the single justice procedure on Friday.

He was handed a fine of £133 and three points on his driving record at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court.

Coker must also pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £53 and prosecution costs of £110.

A MAN who admitted common assault of a police officer and possessing a controlled drug of Class A has been ordered to pay more than £400 in a fine and compensation.

Jez Cracknell, of Thorpe Road, Hawkwell, was in Sheep Street, Wellinborough, when he was found with a quantity of the Class A drug and assaulted a police officer on Saturday, April 20.

Th 34-year-old admitted the offences at Northampton Magistrates’ Court last Thursday. He also admitted using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Cracknell has been ordered to pay fines totalling £360, compensation of £75, costs of £85 and a £144 surcharge.

A MAN who failed to identify a driver when required to do so by police has been hit with a large fine.

Antonin Kugler, of Gordon Road, Southend, failed to give information to the chief office of Staffordshire Police relating to the identification of the driver of a Blue Ford vehicle who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence on July 5 last year.

The 39-year-old denied the offence but it was proved in his absence at Cannock Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, April 30.

He was fined £660 and £650 costs.

A DRIVER caught behind the wheel in Basildon while on drugs has been banned from the roads for a year.

Andrius Orlinskas, 25, was driving a Nissan Almera in Great Oaks when he was found with 147 micrograms of benzoylecgonine - the main metabolite of cocaine - per litre of blood on November 1, 2022. The limit is 50.

Orlinskas, of no fixed abode, admitted the offence at Staines Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

He also admitted driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance. He was fined £240 alongside the driving ban.

A MERCEDES driver whose registration mark failed to conform with regulations has been slapped with a fine.

Tahir Khan, of Brendon Way, Westcliff was driving in Westminster on September 20 when his number plate was found to be reflective under infra-red conditions, displaying no characters on the plate thus being unreadable and not conforming to DVLA regulations.

The 42-year-old had denied the offence but changed his plea to guilty at Stratford Magistrates’ Court last Thursday.

He has now been fined £147, ordered to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £59 and prosecution costs of £85.

A LEARNER driver found behind the wheel without a qualified driver with him has been fined over £800.

Johnnie Murrilll, of Clay Hill Road, Basildon, was driving a Ford Connect in New Road, Rainham, when the car was not displaying any ‘L’ plates and he was not accompanied by a qualified driver on November 30. There was also no insurance covering the vehicle.

The offences were proved via the single justice procedure at Bromley Magistrates’ Court last Friday.

The 31-year-old must now pay a total of £880 in fines, a surcharge to fund victim services of £352 and prosecution costs of £110.

His driving record was endorsed with six points.