The weekly court round-up from the Leyland Guardian.
A man has been jailed for 12 weeks after pleading guilty to drink-driving while disqualified from holding a licence. Michael Fortune, 25, from Dunkirk Lane, Leyland, was caught driving on his own road whilst under the influence of alcohol. He also admitted to failing to stop after an accident occurred on Dunkirk Lane, and for driving without insurance. He must pay compensation of £300, and has been banned from driving for 36 months. He must also pay an £80 victim surcharge, and a criminal courts charge of £150.
A speeding driver has been fined £200. Hayley Ann Kirwan, 31, from Marine Crescent, Buckshaw Village, drove faster than the 50mph speed limit on the A59 Longton Bypass. The case was proved in her absence, and three points were added to her licence. She must also pay court costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.
A woman has been fined £75 for speeding. Emma Louise Hughes, 33, from Nixon’s Court, Leyland, pleaded guilty to driving faster than the 30mph speed limit in Up Holland. Six points were added to her licence, and she must also pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85.
A Leyland woman has been fined £200 after failing to buy a £4.40 train ticket. Emma Byott, 32, from Leyland Lane, was caught at Leyland Railway Station. The case was proved in her absence, and she must compensation of £4.40 to Northern Rail, a £20 victim surcharge, and £100 in costs.