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- Posted on Mar 30th 2010 7:15AM by Matt Glazebrook
A 35-year-old woman from Withernsea, East Yorkshire, has been fined and had her stereo equipment confiscated after annoying neighbours with endless, high-volume repetitions of the bouffant-haired rock group's hits.
Durkin apparently sought solace in the soothing sounds of New Jersey's finest in April 2009, one year after the break-up of her marriage. Local residents objected to the soft rock stylings of Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora et al, eventually installing audio equipment to capture the strains of 'Livin' on a Prayer,' 'Bad Medicine' and the like echoing through the walls from 11pm to the early hours of the morning.
The local council twice stepped in to try and end the Bon Jovi blitz, but were eventually forced to bring the matter before a magistrate. As prosecutor Vincent Blake Barnard explained, "We seized equipment from the premises and it was thought that would resolve the problem, but shortly after that there were further complaints."
"She was interviewed under caution and confirmed that she had received all of the warnings, but, due to personal problems in her life, chose to ignore them," he was quoted in the Daily Telegraph. "The council attempted to resolve it, but to no avail and it has been brought to court."
Durkin was fined £150 ($225), ordered to pay £570 ($860) costs and charged a further £15 ($22) for failing to attend the court session. While she might defend her selfish actions by claiming "It's my life," it's behaviour like hers that gives love -- and being an over-zealous Bon Jovi fan -- a bad name.