This week’s court appearances.
A drink driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 25 months. Jordan Michael Steel, 23, from Heys Hunt Avenue, Leyland, pleaded guilty to driving in his own street whilst under the influence of alcohol. He has also been placed under curfew for eight weeks, and must pay a victim surcharge of £60, costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service, and a criminal courts charge of £150.
A woman who drove without the relevant insurance in Balfour Street, Leyland, has been fined £660. The case of Kristy-Ann Gough, 26, from Balcarres Road, Leyland, was proved in her absence. Six points were added to her driving licence, and she must also pay a victim surcharge of £66 and court costs of £85.
A man has confessed to stealing £19.95 worth of cleaning products, and four jars of Nescafe Gold Coffee worth £19.96 from B&M Bargains in Leyland. Simon Robert Menelaws, 36, from Downham Road, Leyland, was ordered to pay compensation of £39.91, a victim surcharge of £15, and a criminal courts charge of £150, discharged conditionally for six months.
A Leyland man has been fined £220 for running a red light in Bamber Bridge. The case of David Anderson, 35, from York Close, was proved in his absence. Three points were added to his licence, and he must also pay a victim surcharge of £22 and costs of £85.
A man has been fined £770 for drink driving. Simon Robinson, 47, from Buckshaw Avenue, Buckshaw Village, has also been banned from driving for 25 months. He admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol in Central Avenue, Buckshaw Village. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £77, costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service, and a criminal courts charge of £150. His disqualification will be reduced by 25 weeks if he completes a course by February 2017.
A Leyland man has admitted to breaking a 50mph speed limit in Freckleton. Ian Stewart Bidwell, 39, from Moss Lane, was fined £360, and had six points added to his licence. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £36 and court costs of £85.
A man stole £30 of charity money from Iceland in Leyland. Lee Patrick Gorman, 30, from North Cliff Street, Preston, also admitted to stealing a number of bikes from Preston and Leyland, as well as aftershave from a shop in Preston. He was also found in Leyland with ‘articles for use in the course of, or in connection with, theft’ - bolt croppers and allen keys. He has been committed to prison for 12 weeks, suspended for two years. He must also attend appointments with an officer for 20 days, and pay compensation of £962, £170 in court costs, a victim surcharge of £80, and a criminal courts charge of £180.