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THE HERALD FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 2016


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A DEFENCE SOLICITOR told A PART-TIME worker pleaded


guilty at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (Oct 5) for driving whilst over the alcohol limit. Sarah Bowling, 29, of Parcllyn,


committed the offence, which took place on September 16 in Cardigan. Prosecutor Helen Tench told the


court that just after 7.30pm, police received a call regarding a single traffic collision on the A487 Cardigan bypass. On arrival, they learned that the


defendant’s Peugeot 307 vehicle collided with a hedge as it crossed the bypass. Ms Tench added that when the


police questioned Bowling, they noticed her speech was slurred and she had glazed eyes. At the police station, it as revealed


that the defendant had 58mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, exceeding


the prescribed limit. Ms Tench added that when the


officers questioned the defendant, she said that she had a bottle of wine with another person. She decided to get away when the atmosphere became negative. Defending, Iestyn Davies told the


court that Bowling gave an immediate guilty plea and had made a full and frank admission. Mr Davies added that the


defendant was on her way to her friend’s house and did not intent to drive. But, when she was stopped by the police, it all sadly hit home. She is very ashamed of her actions. Magistrates imposed a Band C


fine of £120 on Bowling and £115 in court costs. Bowling was also given a 12


month driving disqualification and she agreed to attend a drink driving rehabilitation course.


Not guilty plea for driver


A LLEDROD woman attended Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (Oct 5). Susan Dorothea Ettery, 32,


pleaded not guilty to the an allegation that on August 7 she had driven her VW Golf on the A487 Llanarth when the proportion of a controlled drug,


namely Delta-9, in her blood was 2.2, which exceed the prescribed limit. Magistrates adjourned the case


until November 8 at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court for evidence to be served.


Ettery had her unconditional bail extended until then.


Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (Oct 5) that the defendant has ‘never been before a court and the incident came as quite a shock to him’, as he faced three driving offences. Trevor Keith Rees, 74, of


next to her. Rees’ car slowed down and hit the


right hand side of the complainant’s car and proceeded to block another car.


Ms Tench added that the


Blaenporth in Cardigan, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle on a road without due care, driving a vehicle on a road after a refusal of grant and driving a vehicle without any third party insurance. Prosecuting, Helen Tench told


the court that on May 11 on the A487 opposite Church Road in Blaenporth, the complainant saw the defendant driving his green Skoda Fabia vehicle


complainant said she was in a state of shock, but was unsure if the defendant indicated before he turned. Defending, Alun Lewis further


explained to the court that the defendant had driven no more than two yards from his home to Church Road to deliver eggs. Due to ill health, Rees had his licence revoked on September 10, 2015 and as he passed a new eye test, the DVLA told him that they would send out another licence. Mr Lewis further added that,


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unfortunately, the defendant jumped the gun and thought that it meant that he was okay to drive straight away. Rees got into his car and drove without realising anything was wrong. Mr Lewis then stated that five days


later, the defendant had a letter from the DVLA. On the day of the incident, Mr Lewis said that Rees drove off from Church Road after he had delivered the eggs, looked left and pulled out onto the bend without thinking. The court heard that it was a


momentary lapse and an error of judgement on the defendant’s part. Magistrates ordered Rees to pay a


total of £515 in court costs and fines, and his licence was endorsed with six penalty points.


Fine and disqualification for drug use “AS A SOCIETY, we’re not


aware of drug driving as much as drink driving,” a Defence Solicitor told Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (Oct 5). David Edwin James-Bowen, 27,


of Aberaeron, pleaded guilty to two offences of driving while over the drug limit. The court heard that the defendant had already been cautioned for a drug possession offence. Prosecuting, Helen Tench told


the court that on July 28 on the A487 Llanon road, officers stopped the


defendant while driving his VW Transporter vehicle. While talking to the defendant,


the officers noticed that Bowen had a slurred speech and admitted to recently taking drugs. Ms Tench added that the officers


took a sample of saliva from the defendant which gave a positive reading, and later conducted a blood test, which revealed that Bowen had 3.1ug of Delta-9 and 92 ug/l of Benzoylecgonine, exceeding the prescribed limit.


Ms Tench further added that there


was no interview and that the defendant gave an immediate guilty plea. Defending, Iestyn Davies told the


court that the defendant is a painter and decorator and on the day in question, he had smoked cannabis and then proceeded to drive home. Magistrates imposed a 12 month


driving disqualification on Bowen and no separate penalty for the second offence. Bowen was also ordered to pay £415 in court costs and fines.


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