A man who was caught driving without due care and attention in Falmouth has been sentenced by magistrates in Cornwall.

Stanislav Andonov, aged 39, of Singlerose Road in Stenalees, St Austell, did not appear in front of magistrates when his case was heard at Bodmin Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, January 31.

Andonov was found guilty via a single justice procedure to one count of driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or in a public place without due care and attention. 

The offence took place at Ponsharden, between Falmouth and Penryn, on Thursday, May 26, 2022, when Andonov drove a mechanically propelled vehicle, namely a Mercedes, on the A39 bypass at Falmouth without due care and attention. 

The offence was proved under the Single Justice Procedure - a procedure that applies to cases involving adults charged with summary-only, non-imprisonable offences, and allows cases to be dealt with by a single magistrate without either party having to attend court for a hearing.

During his sentencing, Andonov was fined £692 and made to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £69 as well as pay costs of £90.

His driving license was also endorsed with five pentalty points.

The court noted how Andonov's guilty plea was taken into account when imposing the sentence.