Who's appeared in court lately?

A number of people across Tameside and Oldham have received fines and bans for driving offences after appearing before Tameside magistrates recently.

• Tameside magistrates have banned Andrew Bryce from the road and ordered him to carry out 240 hours unpaid work for being more than three times over the legal limit.

The 57-year-old, of Heatherside, Stalybridge, was stopped on Walkerwood Drive, Stalybridge, on October 20 and found to have 122 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He admitted the offence.

Magistrates banned him from the road for 29 months, although the disqualification can be reduced by seven months if a driving course is successfully completed.

He must pay £85 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

 

• Richard Glyn, 29, of Croft Street, Stalybridge, was more than twice over the legal drink drive limit when stopped on Rassbottom Street in the town, Tameside magistrates heard.

He admitted the offence after being stopped on November 2 and found to have 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit being 35.

The court banned him from the road for 18 months and fined him £390, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £39 victim surcharge.

 

• Rachael Leggat, 41, of Walter Mills Way, Oldham, has been disqualified from driving for one year by Tameside magistrates.

She pleaded guilty to being over the drink drive limit on October 31 this year in Oldham, after being found to have 57 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35. 

Magistrates fined her £296, plus ordered her to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

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

 

• Tameside magistrates have banned Nathan McDonald from the road for one year for drink driving.

The 33-year-old, of Larch Road, Denton, pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped on November 3 on High Street, Stalybridge.

He was found to have 54 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the legal limit of 35.

Magistrates fined him £276, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge. The driving disqualification can be reduced by three months if a driving course is successfully completed.

The court fined him a further £184 and £92 for being in possession of a quantity of cocaine and cannabis respectively.

 

• Dennis Clayton, 51, of Birch Hall Close, Oldham, has been banned from driving for six months by Tameside magistrates.

He pleaded guilty to being in charge of a motor vehicle while over the drink drive limit after being found to have 48 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath on Suthers Street in the town on November 1. He was fined £80 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge.

 

• Tameside magistrates have fined Benjamin Robinson £500 for being very nearly twice over the legal drink drive limit.

The 33-year-old, of Horsehedge Street, Oldham, admitted having 69 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath after being stopped on Ripponden Road in Oldham on October 26. The legal limit is 35.

He was disqualified from driving for 17 months plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Magistrates fined him a further £250 for failing to have any insurance cover.

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

 

• John Edmonson, 62, of Cheetham Street, Shaw, escaped a driving ban for failing to provide a breath sample when required to do so.

He was charged with being suspected of having been in charge of a vehicle when he failed to provide the specimen on September 6 in Ashton.

He pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined £105 by Tameside magistrates, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

His driving licence was endorsed with ten penalty points.

 

• Leanne Grant was more than two times over the drink drive limit when stopped behind the wheel of a car in Droylsden, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 35-year-old admitted the offence after being stopped on October 28 on Sunnyside Road.

She was found to have 90 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the legal limit of 35.

The Droylsden resident, of Shelly Grove, was given a 12 weeks curfew, meaning she must remain at her address between the hours of 9pm and 6am each night, and banned from the road for 23 months.

She must pay £85 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by four months if a driving course is satisfactorily completed.

 

• Mark Kay, 32, of Enfield Mews, Hyde, has been banned from the road for 20 months for failing to provide a breath specimen when required to do so.

He denied the offence after being asked to provide the specimen for analysis back in June in Stalybridge.

But at Tameside magistrates he was found guilty of the offence and given a six weeks curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address between the hours of 8.30pm to 7am each night for the duration of the order.

He was also ordered to pay £450 court costs and a victim surcharge of £85.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by five months if a driving course is satisfactorily completed.

 

• Denton driver Christopher Wyatt has been banned from driving for a year by Tameside magistrates for being over the drink drive limit.

The 44-year-old, of Lees Avenue, was stopped on July 22 in Denton and found to have 45 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He admitted the offence.

The court fined him £205, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

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

 

• Tameside magistrates have banned Adebowaleolea Awolesi from the road for 16 months for being over the drink drive limit.

The 37-year-old, of Higher House Close, Chadderton, was stopped on Ashton Old Road on October 27 and found to have 68 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

The court fined him £323, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by four months if a driving course is satisfactorily completed. He pleaded guilty to the offence.

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