Court Round-up: Six dodgy drivers who ended up before Sunderland magistrates

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The following cases have been dealt with by magistrates.

Bradlee Bute, 25, of Featherstone Street, Roker, pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Transit on St Mark’s Road with a defective tyre, on April 24. He was banned from driving for six months and fined £80. He was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and criminal courts charge of £150, while his driving record was endorsed with three penalty points.

Anthony Close, 62, of King’s Place, Sunderland, was found guilty in his absence of driving a Peugeot at 35mph in a 30-zone on the B1522 Ryhope Road on February 15. He was fined £220 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £22, costs of £85. His licence was endorsed with three penalty points.

David Dixon, 30, of Bodmin Square, Town end Farm, admitted failing to provide information of a driver’s identity between February 13 and March 13. He was fined £300 and given six penalty points. He was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £30.

David Fisher, 56, of Goodyear Crescent, Sherburn Road Estate, Durham, was found guilty in absence of driving without a seatbelt on the A690 Houghton Cut on February 11. He was fined £220 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £22 and costs of £85.

Gary Hiles, 29, of Beadnell Drive, Seaham, was found guilty in absence of driving a Vauxhall at 51mph in a 30-zone on Springwell Road, Sunderland on March 24. He was fined £440 and given six penalty points on his licence. He was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £44 and costs of £85.

Mark Rennison, 52, of Pinkney Carr Farm, Manfield, Darlington, was found guilty in absence of driving a Mercedes at 80mph in a 50-zone on the A690 and A182 in Houghton on May 6. He was fined £440 given six penalty points. Hew as also told to pay a victim surcharge of £44, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150.