Round-up: Who has appeared in court lately?

A driver guilty of four offences, a banned driver caught behind the wheel and a man who assaulted three police officers are among the recent cases heard by magistrates.

£150 pay back for damages

Damaging a door and being in possession of drugs has cost Stuart Steele from Ashton £435 and a 12 months conditional discharge.

The 34-year-old, of Pelham Street, pleaded guilty to both offences which had happened on July 30 this year in the town.

He was found with a quantity of cannabis and had damaged a front door at a property in Ashton causing £150 of damage.

Appearing before Tameside magistrates he was fined £166, ordered to pay £150 compensation plus must pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34.

Magistrates ordered the cannabis be forfeited and destroyed.

Driving ban for being over limit

Denton driver James Andrew has been banned from the road for two years for being over the drink drive limit.

The 27-year-old, of Fawcett Close, was stopped on Slate Lane in Audenshaw on August 9 this year and found to have 95 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - more than twice the legal limit of 35.

He was fined £750 by Tameside magistrates, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £75 victim surcharge.

The driving ban can be reduced by six months if a driving course is successfully undertaken.

Under curfew for attacking officers

Karl Spencer assaulted three police officers following an incident in Hadfield, Tameside magistrates were told.

The 42-year-old, of Chapel Lane, pleaded guilty to the three charges which had happened on April 24 this year.

The court issued him with a curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address for 16 weeks between the hours of 9pm and 7am each night.

He was ordered to pay a total of £400 compensation plus ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £95.

Compensation order for assault

A High Peak man has been fined £120 by Tameside magistrates for a charge of assault.

Lee Bailey, 43, of Beard Crescent, New Mills, pleaded guilty to the charge after assaulting an individual in Whaley Bridge on May 28.

Appearing before the court he was ordered to pay £50 compensation, plus pay a £95 victim surcharge.

Suspended prison term

Ashton man Karl Pritchard has been given a suspended jail sentence by Tameside magistrates for producing a quantity of cannabis in the borough.

The charge related to July 20 this year and the 45-year-old, of Birch Street, Ashton, pleaded guilty to the offence.

Appearing before Tameside magistrates he was handed a 26 weeks prison term, suspended for 12 months.

Magistrates said the sentence was for the scale and knowledge of the operation committed for financial gain.

He was ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £128.

Banned from the road

Adrian Bardan has been disqualified from driving for 12 months by Tameside magistrates.

The 34-year-old, of Marlborough Close, Guide Bridge, pleaded guilty to a charge of drink driving after being stopped on July 9 on Katherine Street in Ashton and found to have 47 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates fined him £200 plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by three months if a driving course is successfully completed.

16 month disqualification

A Wilmslow woman was more than two times over the drink drive limit as she motored through Ashton, Tameside magistrates were told.

Wendy Sheil, 46, admitted the offence after being stopped on Manchester Road and found to have 82 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35.

She was disqualified from driving for 16 months, fined £120, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 16 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.

Her address was given as Lacey Green in Wilmslow.

Illegally in charge of car

Buckinghamshire man Paul Carroll was exactly two times over the legal drink drive limit when found in charge of a motor vehicle in Audenshaw, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 42-year-old was found with the vehicle on Audenshaw Road and had 70 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exactly twice the legal limit of 35. 

However, he was not driving the vehicle at the time.

Magistrates fined him £360, plus ordered him to pay £105 court costs and a £36 victim surcharge. His driving licence was endorsed with ten penalty points.

His address was given as Nightingales Lane, Chalfont St Giles.

Court puts brakes on catalogue of motoring offences

Mottram motorist James Stansfield pleaded guilty to four separate driving offences when he appeared before Tameside magistrates.

The 24-year-old, of Winslow Avenue, admitted driving without due care and attention, failing to stop when required to do so, not having insurance cover and taking a vehicle without consent.

The court heard all of the offences related to an incident on Underwood Road in Hattersley on July 26.

Magistrates ordered him to carry out 100 hours unpaid work, plus pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £95. His licence was endorsed with eight penalty points.

Children cost parents dear

Tameside magistrates have fined more parents for failing to ensure their children regularly attend school. Fines of up to £440 were handed out along with orders for associated court costs of a further £130. One parent was given a six months conditional discharge.

Cost of being out of order

Mark Pomfret, 26, of Haughton Road, Denton, has been ordered to pay £60 court costs by Tameside Magistrates’ Court for being in breach of previous court orders. He pleaded guilty to the offence.

200 hours work

Muhammad Shipon must carry out 200 hours unpaid work for driving through Hyde while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence.

The 23-year-old, of Manchester Road, Hyde, pleaded guilty to the charge plus having no insurance on September 15 this year.

Appearing before Tameside magistrates he was banned for another 14 months and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

Officer assaulted

Darren Muir assaulted a police officer in the course of his duties, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 52-year-old pleaded guilty to the assault which happened on April 29 in Stockport when he appeared before Tameside magistrates.

He was fined £200 for the offence, plus ordered to pay £50 compensation, £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge. His address was given as Ashton Road, Bredbury.

Twice over limit

A Glossopdale motorist has been banned from the road for 20 months for being more than two times over the drink drive limit.

Debbie Gibson, 27, of Brosscroft Village, Hadfield, admitted the charge after being stopped in Stockport on July 27 and found to have 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35. Appearing before Tameside magistrates she was fined £400 plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £40.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 20 weeks if a driving course is successfully undertaken.

Driving ban 

Matthew Barrett was twice over the legal drink drive limit when stopped, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 27-year-old, of Spindlewood Close, Stalybridge, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on September 9 on Demesne Drive.

The court heard he was found to have 70 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - exactly twice the 35 legal limit.

He was disqualified from driving for 17 months, fined £350 and must pay £85 court costs and a £35 victim surcharge. The driving disqualification can be reduced by 17 weeks if a driving course is completed.

Banned driver behind wheel

Disqualified driver Raja Javed was caught behind the wheel of a large goods vehicle in Kent, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 30-year-old, of Fitzroy Street, Ashton, pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped in Newington back in February this year.

He was banned from the road for a further 12 months, meaning he is disqualified from driving until July 23, 2023.

Magistrates also handed him a four months curfew, meaning he must remain at his address between 7pm and 7am each night for the duration of the order.

He was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

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