The West Briton

(should never have gone to) COURT FILE

Thursday, February 11th, 2010


TONY RUSK, aged 45, of Perranuthnoe, pleaded guilty at Truro court to driving a remote-controlled car under the influence of alcohol. On the night of September 30th last year, Mr. Rusk had had “3 or 4 pints” of lager in his local pub before deciding to drive his remote controlled car along some back roads “since it was quiet”. Mr. Rusk’s vehicle was seen travelling on the wrong side of the road at around 11.35pm before crashing into a parked police vehicle. When breathalysed, Mr. Rusk produced a reading of 56mcg per 100ml – more than 3 times the legal limit. He was banned from operating remote-controlled cars for 12 months.

ABRAHAM VISCOUS, aged 38, of Par, pleaded guilty at Truro court to fleeing the scene of an accident after driving his remote-controlled car into a flower bed outside his local pub. Mr. Viscous had “been out with some friends” and had “drunk a fair few pints, mind” before deciding to take his remote-controlled vehicle “out for a spin”, despite his friends’ objections. Mr. Viscous was apprehended a mile down the road by police and tested at 58mcg per 100ml – just above the legal limit. He was ordered to pay costs of £35.

CHERYL XUX, aged 30, of Plain-an-Gwarry, pleaded guilty at Truro court to littering outside the Redruth branch of Co-Op… Correction, Ms. Xux pleaded guilty to LOITERING outside Redruth Co-Op with the intention of stealing spirits to the value of £14.99. She was ordered to pay costs after testing at 34mcl per 100g of breath – more than 8 times the legal limit.

JESSICA COPYRIGHT, aged 52, of Praa Sands, pleaded guilty at Truro court to waving without due care and attention, causing mild perturbance to a nearby pedestrian on the afternoon of December 13th last year. Mrs. Copyright was found to contain a blood/alcohol level of 44, more than twice the legal limit, and was served with a conditional discharge.

DANIEL INIMINIMAN, aged 27, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty at Truro court to breaching the rules of Euchre on the evening of Wednesday 4th November last year, after being found in possession of a Farmer’s Hand he had smuggled into the Red Lion pub in Camborne from a foreign deck of cards. The court heard how the pub had since foreclosed and Mr. Iniminiman was ordered to pay costs of £150. He had also been found to have a breath/alcohol vapour content of over 35%, which is more than four times the legal limit. For this he was given a conditional discharge.


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