Monday, 18 December 2017

Drivers fined for breaking weight limit

FOUR lorry drivers who flouted a weight restriction in Watlington have been fined a total of almost £1,200.

The cases were prosecuted by Oxfordshire County Council’s trading standards team.

Walter Gascoyne, 27, of Bridge View, Shefford, admitted driving a heavy goods vehicle weighing up to 44 tonnes through the 7.5 tonne restriction at the B4009 in Watlington on October 3 last year. He was fined £266.

Neil Williams, 42, of Lime Tree Close, Luton, was found guilty in his absence after not responding to a court summons and fined £400 for breaching the same restriction on January 29 this year.

Michael Donson, 44, of Gervase Avenue, Sheffield, and Stephen Williams, 46, of Kinross Crescent, Luton, were each fined £266 after admitting driving vehicles weighing up to 18 tonnes each through the same Watlington restriction on February 26 and February 11 respectively.

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