Bury: Magistrates deal with variety of motoring offences

Magistrates have dealt with a number of offences recently, all of which related to motoring[1] law. Steven Baynes drove a Peugeot on Bury New Road, Prestwich, under the influence of cannabis and amphetamine. The offences took place in September last year.

The 50-year-old admitted the two counts at Manchester Magistrates' Court. Baynes, of Stand Lane, Radcliffe, was banned from the roads for a period of four years. He was also fined GBP200.

Geoffrey Evans drove under the influence of cannabis on the motorway. The 48-year-old carried out the offence on the M62 at Warrington in October last year. He admitted the allegation at Warrington Magistrates' Court.

Evans, of Ribchester Drive, Bury, was placed on a community order to last for a year. He was ordered to do 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days and 100 hours of unpaid work. He was also banned from the roads for a period of two years.

Ryan Wray drove on Manchester Road, Bury, while under the influence of alcohol. The 39-year-old carried out the offence in an Audi in April this year. Wray was breathalysed and found to have 74 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breach.

The legal limit is 35. Wray, of Wordsworth Avenue, Radcliffe, admitted the offence at Manchester Magistrates' Court. He was banned from driving for 40 months and fined GBP500.

Asif Farooq drove at 90mph on a motorway. The 23-year-old carried out the offence on the M62 at Huddersfield while travelling westbound in November last year. Farooq, of Trimingham Drive, Bury, admitted the offence[5] at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court.

He was fined GBP16, ordered to pay costs of GBP69 and given three points on his licence.


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