Tailgating driver hit speeds of over 100mph on A46

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A46 near Kenilworth (Image: Google Maps). Round-up of cases at Coventry Magistrates’ Court.

A driver who pushed his car past speeds of 100mph on the A46 has been banned from driving – for 28 days.

Intim Petre was behind the wheel of his Audi A4 when he was seen tailgating and crossing over solid white lines on the busy bypass near Kenilworth, while pushing the car to speeds faster than 100mph.

The 47-year-old was charged with driving without due care and attention, as well as speeding, and he admitted both offences – committed on August 4, 2020 – when he appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court.

Petre, of Priorsfield Road South, Radford, was fined £135 and ordered to pay £125 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

He was also banned from driving for 28 days.

Other cases heard at Coventry Magistrates’ Court between February 12 and 22 included:

Jacob Porter, 29, of Queens Road, Atherstone, admitted five counts of stealing clothing or alcohol worth at total of at least £868 from The Original factory shop, stealing alcohol and cosmetics worth £97 from Asda in Nuneaton, stealing chocolate worth £100 from Lidl, two counts of stealing alcohol worth a total £127 from Co-op and two cases of failing to answer bail.

He was handed a 16-week prison sentence suspended for a year due to “persistent nature of offending” and ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge.

Daniel Lenton, 33, of Caldecote Road, Radford, was found guilty of sending a threatening text message and found guilty in his absence of damaging a car, driving while disqualified, driving without due care and attention, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and driving without insurance.

He was handed a six-month prison sentence suspended for a year and banned from driving for six months.

Kelly Evans, 30, of Main Street, Glooston, Leicestershire, was found guilty of assaulting a police officer in Rugby, possession of an offensive weapon (kubaton) in a public place in Nuneaton, being drunk and disorderly, and admitted damaging a taxi, resisting a police officer in the execution of their duty and three counts of failing to answer bail.

She was sent to prison for 10 weeks and ordered to pay a total of £350 compensation.

Andrzej Nawrocki, 56, of no fixed address, admitted assaulting a police officer.

He was sent to prison for six weeks as “offence committed while on bail” and ordered to pay £150 compensation and £185 court costs.

Gemma Tyler, 34, of Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, admitted stealing cosmetics worth £50 from Boots, failing to attend a drugs assessment, stealing paintbrushes and other household items worth £50 from Wilko, stealing clothing worth £118 from Marks & Spencer, stealing skincare products worth £226 from Boots the Chemist, three counts of handling stolen goods (bank cards) and committing an offence while subject to a suspended sentence (theft).

She was sent to prison for 12 weeks due to “record of previo.

Aston Jones-Oakley, 26, of Wyken Croft, Wyken, admitted two counts of possession of a knife in a public place (Riley Square).

He was handed an 18-week prison sentence suspended for a year and ordered to pay £185 court costs and a £122 victim surcharge.

Reece Grant, 24, of Mapleton Road, Hall Green, admitted stealing a car in Coventry.

He was sent to prison for 12 weeks due to “record of previous offending” and was ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge.

Brian Considine, 48, of Friar Street, Warwick, admitted assault by beating, failing to answer bail, breaching a restraining order and committing an offence while subject to a suspended sentence (assault).

He was sent to prison for 20 weeks (12 weeks for new offence and eight weeks imposed from suspended sentence) and ordered to pay £100 compensation.