A MAN has been sentenced to prison for breaching coronavirus regulations in Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire.

Simba Munyoro, aged 44, of Murrey Close, Shenley Lodge, Milton Keynes, pleaded guilty to five offences at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The offences included driving with an alcohol level above the limit, driving while disqualified, using a car on a road without third party insurance and using a car on a road when the load is likely to cause danger. He also breached the restriction of movement during emergency period – coronavirus.

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On Saturday April 4 at 11.15am, Munyoro was seen by police officers driving into a petrol station with an insecure part of a bed on the roof of his van. When spoken to by officers, Munyoro stated that he was moving the bed for a key worker, claiming an essential need. He was required to give a specimen of breath and blew a reading above the limit and was subsequently arrested.

Munyoro was charged with five guilty offences on the same day and he has been sentenced to a total of 20 weeks in prison.

This includes a previous suspended sentence of 12 weeks’ imprisonment activated, for an earlier drink driving offence in December 2019, meaning he must serve that consecutively, resulting in a total of 20 weeks’ imprisonment.

Sergeant Mark Scully from Roads Policing based at Bicester said: “Not only was Munyoro driving a vehicle while disqualified from doing so, he was over the limit for alcohol, had no insurance and was causing danger to a child passenger by having the child unsecured in the vehicle. Munyoro was also in direct contravention to the requirement which restricts movement during the Covid-19 pandemic, showing a flagrant disregard for the regulations.

“This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and the sentence passed by the court reflects the view that the criminal justice system will take on these matters.”