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PUBLISHED: 11:27 14 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 May 2010
Biker s shame MOTORCYCLIST Duncan Horner broke his collar bone after he overtook a line of traffic and collided with a vehicle turning right. He knew he had no insurance for the bike when he took it out that day, and had acted out of character , he told
MOTORCYCLIST Duncan Horner broke his collar bone after he overtook a line of traffic and collided with a vehicle turning right.
He knew he had no insurance for the bike when he took it out that day, and had acted "out of character", he told Ely magistrates.
Horner, 26, of Vermuyden Gardens, Sutton, admitted careless driving and having no insurance when riding the Suzuki machine on the A142 at Mepal on November 19 last year.
"I feel ashamed," he said. "We had financial problems at the time and fell behind with the insurance payments. I am glad it was only me that was hurt."
He was given fines totalling £400, with £35 costs. Six points were endorsed on his licence.
Driver missed sign
VAN driver Kevin Markham was distracted by road signs when he failed to notice a 'give way' sign and ploughed into a jeep, pushing it into a hedge.
At Ely courthouse on Thursday, 31-year-old Markham, of Cloverfield Drive, Soham, admitted careless driving. He was fined £200 with £35 costs and six points were endorsed on his licence.
The accident happened at the junction of Duchess Drive and Park Road in Newmarket on October 3 last year.
Markham was driving a Vauxhall Combo van when he failed to give way at the crossroads.
Motorist denies drink drive charges
CHARGES of drink-driving and being in charge of a car when over the alcohol limit have been denied by 52-year-old Soham man Timothy Ford.
Ford, of The Cotes, is accused of driving in Lynn Road at Ely on May 29 with an alcohol reading almost three times the legal limit.
He is also accused of being in charge of a blue Nissan vehicle at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely when over the limit.
City magistrates adjourned the case until July 5, when the date of his trial will be fixed.
A FEMALE moped rider skidded and was thrown from her machine after she braked to avoid a collision with a car driven Arkadiusz Pluta.
Professional driver Pluta had turned right into industrial premises, across the path of the moped, Ely magistrates were told.
Pluta, 31, of Aureole Walk, Newmarket, admitted driving carelessly in Landwade Road at Newmarket on November 17.
He was fined £200, six points were endorsed on his driving record and he must pay £35 costs.
Seven days' wait
BURGLARY and theft charges facing Soham man Owen Tucker were adjourned for seven days.
Tucker, 42, of Churchgate Street, is alleged to have burgled The Fountain pub in Soham on March 26, stealing cash and cigarettes.
He is also accused of stealing three pieces of meat worth £15 from the Co-op at Burwell on March 20.
Ely magistrates gave him unconditional bail.
Crown court trial
A MAN who denied driving dangerously on the A10 at Littleport has been committed to stand trial at Cambridge Crown Court.
David Addinell, 25, of Orange Row Road, King's Lynn, is alleged to have committed the offence when driving a Volvo V40 on November 27 last year.
He is due at the Cambridge court for a preliminary hearing on June 20.
FORTY-five-year-old Clyde Watson has denied assaulting Jane Watson in Soham on April 24.
Watson, of Adrian Way, Cambridge, is due to face trial at Ely courthouse on August 30.