A MAN from Rhyl has been ordered to pay in excess of £1,000 after he was found guilty of obstructing a police officer and driving with a tyre with an exposed ply or cord.

Nicholas Barratt, 36, of Bridgegate Road, was accused of obstructing a constable in execution of his duty in Rhyl on March 9.

He was also accused of driving on Grange Road in a Volkswagen vehicle with a front wheel which was fitted with a pneumatic tyre with its ply or cord exposed on the same date.

Mr Barratt pleaded guilty to both offences at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court on May 11.


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For obstructing a policeman, he was fined £700, and ordered to pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service and a victim surcharge of £85 each.

This is to be paid in monthly instalments of £250, from May 25.

For the second offence, Mr Barratt received an additional £150 fine, and received three penalty points on his driving record.