‘UNCONTROLLABLE MASTURBATOR’ BANNED FROM DRIVING
A SERIAL flasher who w*nked while driving has been banned from the road for six months.
Gerald Martin, 47, was spotted naked with just one hand on the steering wheel by two women bus passengers as he pulled level in a queue of traffic.
They peered over to see Martin “playing with himself” in the driver’s seat in Eltham, Kent, Inner London Crown Court heard.
The prosecution said the passengers got off the bus at the next stop and could still see him performing a sex act on July 5 last year.
Police were called but Martin, a self-employed plasterer with three previous convictions for flashing, was let out and he was at it again just two days later.
A woman was walking to work in Clapham Common, shortly before 9am when she saw Martin sitting in his car with his hand on his crotch. She made a note of his registration number and passed it to police.
The court heard Martin’s previous convictions for exposure date back to 2001.
Judge Peter Grobel gave Martin a community order with 12 months’ supervision and 140 hours’ unpaid work and banned him from driving for six months.
The judge said: “Your continual masturbating in public is not just a nuisance but offensive.
“It comes across you from time to time. Sometimes you can control it and from time-to-time you can’t.
“On the occasions when you can’t it’s clear you could not care less.
“The court’s patience isn’t inexhaustible.”
Martin, of Streatham, SW London, admitted outraging public decency and driving without due care and attention.
SCENE OF OFFENCE: Eltham,