A round-up of this week’s court listings.
A man has been fined £120 for driving a mini motorbike in his street without the relevant insurance or licence, and for not wearing protective headgear. Christopher Caunce, 26, from Mendip Road, Leyland, pleaded guilty, and his driving record was endorsed with six points. He must also pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150.
A speeding driver has been fined £245 and had six points added to her licence. Katherine Victoria Farnworth, 45, from Wyresdale Drive, Leyland, pleaded guilty to breaking a 30mph limit in Haslingden. She must also pay a victim surcharge of £24, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150.
A drink-driver has been banned from getting behing the wheel for 17 months. Thomas Jost, 18, from Marl Cop, Bretherton, Leyland, was caught driving under the influence of alcohol in Southport Road, Eccleston. He pleaded guilty, and was fined £160. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a criminal courts charge of £150. His driving ban will be reduced by 17 weeks if he completes a course by October next year.
A man has been jailed after stealing £234 worth of alcohol from Morrisons in Leyland on three separate occasions, including brandy, vodka and whiskey. Michael Anthony Roberts, 35, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty. He has been committed to prison for 26 weeks in total, because he ‘has a flagrant disregard for court orders’ and for ‘people and their property’. He must also pay a victim surcharge of £80 and a criminal courts charge of £180.
Two men have been found ‘not guilty’ of separate driving offences after appearing in court. Gourmeaj Singh, 35, from Ashfield Road, Chorley, and Scott Churchman, 30, from Banner Close, Eccleston, both denied the charges, in which they were each accused of failing to give information to police about a driver alleged to have committed an offence.
A speeding driver has been fined £110. Andrew Francis Hindle, 53, from Hillside Crescent, Whittle-le-Woods, confessed to breaking the 30mph limit in Chorley Old Road, Whittle-le-Woods. Three points were added to his licence, and he was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150.
A woman has been fined £660 for driving without the relevant insurance. The case of Daryl-Ann Johnston, 25, from Guernsey Avenue, Buckshaw Village, was proved in her absence. She must pay a victim surcharge of £66, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150. Six points were also added to her licence.