Heart transplant

Driver evades ban by saying he is awaiting heart transplant

A motorist caught speeding in Staffordshire has escaped a driving ban after pleading to keep his license as he is awaiting a heart transplant.

Alexandre Alfieri, 32, of Church Lane, Cheshire, admitted driving a vehicle at 101mph on the M6 ​​Stafford on May 3, exceeding the 70mph speed limit.

He was fined £2,500, ordered to pay £90 court costs and a victim fine surcharge of £190. His license was penalized with six points which would have exceeded 12 points and led to a ban.

However, he argued on mitigating circumstances at Cannock Magistrates’ Court that it would have a serious effect on his health as he was awaiting a heart transplant and is on the active roster and would therefore have to travel when called upon. He also argued that his business required him to travel all over the country and that not having his permit would cause his business to dissolve and affect his business partner.

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Shaun way, 50, of The Cutting, Hartshorne, admitted driving a vehicle in High Street, Measham on December 5 with 50 micrograms of alcohol in 100 milliliters of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

He also admitted not appearing in court on December 21.

He was fined £160, ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim fine surcharge of £34. He was banned from driving for 20 months.

Gary Bowler, 43, from Trinity Fields, Stafford, has admitted damaging a gate worth £330 belonging to a woman in Stafford on September 24. He also admitted to assaulting a woman on the same day.

He was placed on a 12-month community order. He was ordered to pay £330 compensation and a victim fine surcharge of £95.

Bartlomiej Krajewski39, of Minors Street, Stafford, admitted driving a BMW on the A38 in Egginton without care or attention on January 12, 2021.

He was fined £387, ordered to pay £90 court costs and a victim fine surcharge of £39. His license was penalized with seven points.

Lukasz Bartnik37, of Acton Street, Stoke, was convicted of driving a vehicle on the A511 Burton without wearing a seatbelt on June 12.

He was fined £220, ordered to pay £90 court costs and a victim fine surcharge of £34.

Grzegorz Pieszczyk27, of Alma Street, Burton, admitted driving a Ford Transit in Burton on June 12 other than in accordance with a licence, without insurance and using a mobile phone.

He was fined £607, ordered to pay £90 court costs and a victim fine surcharge of £60. His license was penalized with seven points.

Gary Johnson, 41, of Salisbury Road, Sutton Coldfield, admitted driving a vehicle in Cannock on April 1 with 59 micrograms of alcohol in 100 milliliters of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

He also admitted to driving carelessly and carelessly.

He was fined £240, ordered to pay £850 in court costs and a victim fine surcharge of £32. He was banned from driving for 21 months.



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